Children in care taken to
CHILDREN in the care of Nazareth nuns in Derry were
sometimes brought across the border to the sisters'
home in Fahan, Buncrana, an inquiry has heard.
Former residents of two children's homes in Derry
are giving evidence today at the Historical
Institutional Abuse Inquiry.
And delays by the religious congregation in
submitting evidence to Northern Ireland inquiry have
caused "considerable difficulties", a lawyer said.
Christine Smith QC for the inquiry said material
given by the Nazareth order of nuns was not properly
ordered and was still being received up to last
week, RTE is reporting today.
Homes run by the Nazareth nuns included Bishop
Street and Termonbacca in Derry city. This module of
the inquiry is expected to last a number of weeks.
Public hearings at the inquiry, based in Co Down,
began a fortnight ago.
It is examining child abuse allegations at 13
children's homes and other residential institutions
in the North from 1922 to 1995.
After a major advertising campaign, more than 400
individuals contacted the inquiry, claiming they had
The inquiry is chaired by retired High Court judge
Sir Anthony Hart and is due to report on its
findings to the Northern Assembly in early 2016.