Ireland to investigate treatment of unmarried mothers
16 July 2014 Last updated at 23:53 BST
Judge Yvonne Murphy will chair an inquiry into church-run "mother and baby homes" in the Republic of Ireland, the government has announced.
The Commission of Investigation was set up after the remains of almost 800 children were found in Tuam, County Galway, earlier this year.
It was one of 10 institutions in which about 35,000 unmarried mothers - so-called fallen women - are thought to have been sent.
Fergal Keane reports from Cork.