PEOPLE who were abused at children’s homes in Derry will today begin giving evidence at a new inquiry.
Two homes in Derry run by the Sisters of Nazareth will be the focus of the first public hearings of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.
Allegations of abuse at St Joseph's Home, Termonbacca, and Nazareth House Children's Home in Bishop Street will be heard at the inquiry today as the first witnesses begin their evidence.
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was established in January 2013 by the Northern Ireland Executive.
It has a remit to investigate child abuse which occurred in residential institutions in Northern Ireland over a 73-year period up to 1995.
The inquiry will be based at Banbridge courthouse in County Down.
The legal teams involved in the inquiry gave their opening addresses two weeks, before it was adjourned until today.
The Inquiry is expected to hear from more than 300 witnesses during the course of the public evidence sessions.
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