Evening round-up: Mother & baby homes investigation; Fatal bus crash in Madeira; Nancy Pelosi in Dáil

So that’s Wednesday nearly wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.

TO INFORM

MOTHER & BABY HOMES: The investigation into the mother and baby homes was expected to be a journey into history and past practices long since laid to rest. But it has unearthed attitudes and behaviour that show history lives on.

MADEIRA CRASH: 28 people have died after a tourist bus overturned on the island of Madeira.

NANCY PELOSI: Our two nations may be divided by distance but are united by history. The words expressed by John F Kennedy in 1963 in his address to the Oireachtas were repeated eloquently today by current US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

BUSINESS: Some €200m is being invested in new hotels and extensions in Cork that will see more than 1,300 new bedrooms.

SPORT: The FAI say it has received a letter from St Patrick's Athletic in relation to UEFA Club Licensing and they are looking into the matter.

TO ENGAGE

ANALYSIS: Four years after the establishment of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission, the focus of its investigation has clearly moved away from Tuam and onto other headline-generating institutions like Bessborough and Sean Ross Abbey, writes Conall Ó Fátharta.

VIEWS: Time and the exactitude of timings are often the defining elements in politics. At the start of a government, all seems possible. If a government is being re-elected, the stress of the election and of the build-up to it can lead to a slackening in its aftermath, writes Gerard Howlin.

TO ENTERTAIN

VIRAL: Bono made an appearance in the Dáil chamber today and it has baffled a few people.

SHOWBIZ: Perrie Edwards says she has previously suffered with panic attacks that felt like a “heart attack”, and she struggled to leave the house because of her anxiety.

LIFESTYLE: The Bone Collector was turned into a hit film, but Jeffery Deaver has 34 more novels under his belt

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