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Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church
# In Limbo
# In Limbo

Couples may yet be barred from signing their marriage licences in church

Jun 1st 2015, 10:03 AM 29,606 Views 210 Comments

The Catholic Church in Ireland hasn’t decided yet if priests would continue to solemnise marriages.

Traveller says she was refused entry into First Communion mass because of her clothes
# Ennistymon
# Ennistymon

Traveller says she was refused entry into First Communion mass because of her clothes

May 25th 2015, 8:00 PM 138,917 Views 222 Comments

The Parish of Ennistymon says it ‘has a dress-code for participants in liturgical celebrations’.

'Trying to become Sean O'Brien, really': Pilates helping Healy return fitter and faster for Ireland
# Flexible Front Row Friend
From The42
# Flexible Front Row Friend

'Trying to become Sean O'Brien, really': Pilates helping Healy return fitter and faster for Ireland

May 23rd 2015, 8:30 AM 9,096 Views 4 Comments

The prop also revealed his ‘untouchable’ record squat.

Ireland's Cian Healy in World Cup doubt after neck disc surgery
# Church
From The42
# Church

Ireland's Cian Healy in World Cup doubt after neck disc surgery

May 9th 2015, 9:19 AM 24,482 Views 25 Comments

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor is hopeful that Healy will recover in time to play in the global tournament.

Healy set for neck 'investigations' after missing out on Treviso game
# Church
From The42
# Church

Healy set for neck 'investigations' after missing out on Treviso game

May 7th 2015, 2:18 PM 5,649 Views 5 Comments

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will be hoping the problem is nothing serious.

15 signs you're at an Irish First Communion
# I Have Received
From The Daily Edge
# I Have Received

15 signs you're at an Irish First Communion

May 2nd 2015, 11:00 AM 10,359 Views 2 Comments

Two words: bouncy castle.

Well, this attempt at edgy graffiti fell flat on its face
# Those Darn Satinists
From The Daily Edge
# Those Darn Satinists

Well, this attempt at edgy graffiti fell flat on its face

Apr 7th 2015, 9:49 AM 4,638 Views 1 Comment

Hail Satin.

Leinster have added two wrecking balls to their Champions Cup squad
# SOB And Church
From The42
# SOB And Church

Leinster have added two wrecking balls to their Champions Cup squad

Mar 24th 2015, 11:44 AM 12,701 Views 10 Comments

Connacht have brought two new faces into their Challenge Cup playing group.

A religious 'conscience clause'. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

A religious 'conscience clause'. The church wants it but campaigners say ‘licence to discriminate’

Mar 22nd 2015, 5:24 PM 18,562 Views 292 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants lay people to have similar rights to churches.

Pope set to dine with gay and transgender inmates at a prison in Italy
# Naples
# Naples

Pope set to dine with gay and transgender inmates at a prison in Italy

Mar 20th 2015, 6:18 PM 13,847 Views 57 Comments

This will happen during his visit to the Giuseppe Salvia Detention Centre.

'Twitter killed me' - Ireland's Healy ready to bounce back from Cardiff errors
# Church
From The42
# Church

'Twitter killed me' - Ireland's Healy ready to bounce back from Cardiff errors

Mar 20th 2015, 12:25 PM 33,430 Views 20 Comments

We sat down with the loosehead prop as he gets set to pull on Ireland’s number one shirt again.

'I wouldn't have come back if I didn't think I could last the pace' -- Cian Healy
# Heal My Hurts
From The42
# Heal My Hurts

'I wouldn't have come back if I didn't think I could last the pace' -- Cian Healy

Feb 25th 2015, 2:42 PM 10,060 Views 13 Comments

Naturally, ‘strength hasn’t been an issue’ for the prop during his recovery from hamstring injury.

'Cian is a special athlete' - Leinster boosted by Healy return for Zebre clash
# Church
From The42
# Church

'Cian is a special athlete' - Leinster boosted by Healy return for Zebre clash

Feb 20th 2015, 8:37 AM 6,276 Views 7 Comments

Matt O’Connor welcomes a number of international players back into his side to face the Italians.

Wedding goes ahead after fatal shooting at church
# Fermanagh
# Fermanagh

Wedding goes ahead after fatal shooting at church

Feb 11th 2015, 10:50 PM 61,819 Views 115 Comments

A man in his 60s died from gunshot wounds.

A priest asked churches to donate gold to help needy students. But did any?
# Moyross
# Moyross

A priest asked churches to donate gold to help needy students. But did any?

Feb 8th 2015, 10:30 AM 24,968 Views 51 Comments

Fr Tony O’Riordan launched a campaign to help pay for a teacher in the school.

Church of Ireland group has come out in support of a 'yes' vote
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Church of Ireland group has come out in support of a 'yes' vote

Jan 21st 2015, 9:23 PM 23,373 Views 136 Comments

The Changing Attitude Ireland group has said marriage should be available to couples, “without distinction as to their sex”.

Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims has appeal rejected by Rome
# Dan Duane
# Dan Duane

Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims has appeal rejected by Rome

Jan 7th 2015, 3:25 PM 12,400 Views 32 Comments

Dan Duane made the appeal to the Catholic Church’s highest judicial authority.

Sean O'Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks
# Bash Brothers
From The42
# Bash Brothers

Sean O'Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks

Jan 6th 2015, 5:59 PM 6,365 Views 12 Comments

The Six Nations is just under five weeks away.

Two men charged after being found in balaclavas near church
# Charged
# Charged

Two men charged after being found in balaclavas near church

Dec 7th 2014, 5:47 PM 10,229 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí seized a replica firearm from the area.

Bishops reject Pope's plans for opening doors to gays and divorcees
# No Go
# No Go

Bishops reject Pope's plans for opening doors to gays and divorcees

Oct 19th 2014, 7:26 AM 11,734 Views 74 Comments

The move is a blow to Pope Francis.

Man (32) charged over damage to an Orange Order Hall and a church
# Remanded In Custody
# Remanded In Custody

Man (32) charged over damage to an Orange Order Hall and a church

Oct 8th 2014, 1:25 PM 4,749 Views 0 Comments

A second man was charged with an unrelated criminal damage incident.

Column: 'At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late'
# Search
# Search

Column: 'At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late'

Sep 13th 2014, 7:00 PM 2,185 Views 60 Comments

It took Harry Foley 20 years to find his brother and sisters in Ireland. He said the State need to take hold of the situation and apologise.

Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland

Aug 15th 2014, 10:43 PM 23,615 Views 192 Comments

The offer of resignation, in line with Canon Law, must be approved by the Pope.

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry
# Investigation
# Investigation

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

Jul 16th 2014, 4:32 PM 4,737 Views 2 Comments

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

Church that tells people to drink "miracle solution" to remove cancer coming to Dublin
# Miracle Cure
# Miracle Cure

Church that tells people to drink "miracle solution" to remove cancer coming to Dublin

Jul 11th 2014, 11:36 AM 19,993 Views 92 Comments

The Genesis II Church says that the seminar is a “water purification event”.

Crosses, statues and pews damaged in church attack
# Down
# Down

Crosses, statues and pews damaged in church attack

Jul 10th 2014, 3:33 PM 11,144 Views 29 Comments

The windscreen of a nearby car was also smashed.

Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'
# Healing
# Healing

Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'

Jul 7th 2014, 8:02 PM 8,099 Views 24 Comments

The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.

The Protestant orphanage where children were whipped, beaten --- and everyone had the same name
# Westbank
# Westbank

The Protestant orphanage where children were whipped, beaten --- and everyone had the same name

Jul 6th 2014, 7:45 AM 62,742 Views 67 Comments

Survivors are calling for the Westbank home, in Greystones, Co Wicklow, to be included in the wide-ranging inquiry tasked with investigating the State’s network of mother-and-baby homes.

Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes
# In Memory
# In Memory

Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes

Jun 12th 2014, 8:20 AM 6,147 Views 67 Comments

Crowds marched from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to the gates of the Dáil last night.

The world is talking about Tuam's 800 dead babies
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

The world is talking about Tuam's 800 dead babies

Jun 4th 2014, 11:49 AM 36,140 Views 175 Comments

Even if the Government hasn’t yet.

Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system

May 12th 2014, 12:19 PM 5,208 Views 23 Comments

The latest review commends the roles of Priest Support Co-ordinator and Priest Delegate – both roles being unique to the Dublin Diocese.

Dubliner goes to mass for the first time and live-tweets the whole thing
# Daily Bread
From The Daily Edge
# Daily Bread

Dubliner goes to mass for the first time and live-tweets the whole thing

May 7th 2014, 12:10 PM 6,296 Views 6 Comments

He’s sorely disappointed with the buffet.

Couple arrested for having sex on church lawn during wedding ceremony
# For Better For Worse
From The Daily Edge
# For Better For Worse

Couple arrested for having sex on church lawn during wedding ceremony

May 7th 2014, 8:21 AM 9,169 Views 4 Comments

They had to be pulled apart by police.

Bags of €16,000 in punts found behind statue in Cork church
# Holy Donation
# Holy Donation

Bags of €16,000 in punts found behind statue in Cork church

May 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 24,137 Views 50 Comments

Two members of the parish staff found the donation when cleaning.

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes
# Primary School
# Primary School

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes

Apr 22nd 2014, 9:35 AM 17,827 Views 324 Comments

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.

Give up 'yer auld sins: Shoppers targeted with with pre-Easter 'confession blitz'
# Bless Me Father
# Bless Me Father

Give up 'yer auld sins: Shoppers targeted with with pre-Easter 'confession blitz'

Apr 12th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,041 Views 22 Comments

Churches around Dublin city centre are opening for over eight hours today. Catholics are being urged to come along, even if its been decades since their last confession.

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests
# Apology
# Apology

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

Apr 11th 2014, 2:03 PM 11,972 Views 167 Comments

He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.

Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion
# The Big Day
# The Big Day

Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion

Mar 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 62,506 Views 63 Comments

Invited to a First Communion? Are you in a state of dread? Don’t worry. Let me guide you through the etiquette of the modern Big Day, writes Avril O’Reilly.

'Ireland don't need mad aggressive heads to beat France,' says cool, calm Cian Healy
# Church
From The42
# Church

'Ireland don't need mad aggressive heads to beat France,' says cool, calm Cian Healy

Mar 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 11,350 Views 22 Comments

The prop embodies Ireland’s sense of easy confidence before a traditionally nervy Test.