Help lines available for those affected by Raphoe report publication

'Towards Healing' is a new, independent and confidential counselling and support service for survivors of abuse.

Following the publication of today's six reports, it's extending it's opening hours over the coming days.

It'll operate from 11am to 11pm today, tomorrow and on Friday - and until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Callers can use the freephone number - 1800-303416 - from anywhere in Ireland.

Or dial 0800-0963315 from Northern Ireland and the UK.