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# church-and-state - Friday 24 August, 2018

'In 1969, I fell pregnant as a teen - and then the Church took over'

Ava Stapleton had to make a stark choice when she was a pregnant 17 year old: give up her baby or have a shotgun wedding.

# church-and-state - Friday 1 June, 2018

What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model

If the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Constitutional Convention and the Citizens Assembly should be utilised to address the issue, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# church-and-state - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# church-and-state - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad

The Senator who proposed the bill said its passing marks “another progressive step in Ireland’s long journey of separation between Church and State.”

# church-and-state - Monday 10 July, 2017

Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools

Diarmuid Martin has raised concerns about growing hostilities between the Church and State.

# church-and-state - Friday 20 July, 2012

One year on: What's happened since Enda Kenny's landmark Cloyne speech? Cloyne This post contains videos

One year on: What's happened since Enda Kenny's landmark Cloyne speech?

In his most significant speech to date, Enda Kenny was hugely critical of the Vatican following the publication of the Cloyne report. Today marks the first anniversary of that speech.

# church-and-state - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Archbishop says Church can contribute to ‘younger generation’ of politics

Dublin’s Archbishop Martin adds that the Celtic Tiger fooled us into thinking ‘we had attained something more sophisticated’.