NI abuse inquiry chairman makes opening address

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.

Retired high court judge Sir Anthony Hart is the chairman of the inquiry.

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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Biggest UK public inquiry into child abuse opens

Public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse in church and state-run homes in Northern Ireland have begun. The inquiry is the biggest into historical allegations of abuse to occur in the UK.