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Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry has started hearing evidence
The UK’s biggest ever child abuse inquiry has begun holding public hearings in Northern Ireland.
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is investigating allegations of child abuse in 13 Northern Irish care homes, orphanages and other residential institutions from 1922 to 1995.
The inquiry will also examine how 120 children from the relevant institutions were sent to Australia between 1947 and 1956.
More than 400 people have informed the inquiry that they were abused.
The public evidence hearings are