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Inquiry into abuse in NI children's homes and borstals begins

13 January 2014 Last updated at 18:46 GMT

The biggest public inquiry into child abuse ever held in the UK has begun its first public hearings in Northern Ireland.

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) is examining abuse claims in children's homes and juvenile justice over a 73-year period.

It was set up by Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive to investigate allegations dating from 1922 to 1995.

Tara Mills reports.