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# church-and-state - Last year 2021

Opinion: 'I spent fewer than six months in a mother and baby home and I was traumatised'
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# Mother And Baby Homes

Opinion: 'I spent fewer than six months in a mother and baby home and I was traumatised'

Nov 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,319 Views 15 Comments

Mother and baby home survivor Beth Wallace says no one can suggest those who spent fewer than six months there were not traumatised.

'The shame was not theirs – it was ours': Full text of Taoiseach's apology to mother and baby home survivors
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# Church And State

'The shame was not theirs – it was ours': Full text of Taoiseach's apology to mother and baby home survivors

Jan 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 13,075 Views 56 Comments

It comes following a five-year investigation by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.

# church-and-state - All time

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

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

Aug 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 52,808 Views 99 Comments

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.

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

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

Jun 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 31,067 Views 194 Comments

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.

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
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# Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

Aug 31st 2017, 9:29 PM 14,220 Views 99 Comments

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

Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad
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# Church And State

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

Jul 19th 2017, 9:16 PM 25,523 Views 119 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 10th 2017, 9:03 AM 19,472 Views 156 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,285 Views 14 Comments

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.

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

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

Mar 15th 2011, 4:31 PM 667 Views 0 Comments

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