The largest ever UK public inquiry into child abuse has begun with chairman Sir Anthony Hart making an opening address at Banbridge Courthouse in County Down.
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is examining abuse claims in children's homes and juvenile justice in Northern Ireland over a 73-year period.
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