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Adoption Rights Alliance cautiously welcomes inquiry into mother and baby homes
The group also want assurances new legislation regarding adoption information and tracing be considered.
Ireland is more faithful to the Qu'aran than Saudi Arabia
Islamic countries perform particularly badly in a survey of Islamicity.
Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes
Diarmuid Martin said that any investigation needs to ensure that the culture that existed in past has been stamped out.
Across Europe, Jews grapple with "new anti-Semitism"
“We used to receive anonymous anti-Semitic letters. Now people sometimes send them with their name and address.”
Crucifix erected in Kerry Council raises questions about equality law
The idea for the crucifix was proposed Fianna Fáil Councillor John Joe Culloty who put down the motion at an April meeting.
Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words
The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.
TD calls for Tuam mass grave to be declared a crime scene
Catherine Murphy was among those to call for a full public inquiry into the situation.
Britain slams 'barbaric' death sentence given to pregnant woman in Sudan
The Christian woman was sentenced to death for apostasy, for her religious choice, last month and gave birth in prison earlier this week.
UN criticises Magdalene orders for 'refusal' to contribute to redress
The scheme will cost the State up to €60 million.
30% of Irish people 'think Jews talk too much about the Holocaust'
That’s one of the findings from a worldwide survey on anti-Semitism.
Cork Bishop backs same-sex civil marriage
Dr Paul Colton said that the Church of Ireland has not yet caught up with or responded to the current debate on same-sex marriage.
Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders
Let me warn you now about those who may try to get you spending against your will – and help you to defend yourself.
'Appalling and abhorrent': Pregnant woman sentenced to flogging and hanging in Sudan
The Christian woman received the sentence because of her religious choice and for being married to a man of a different religion.
Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork calls for "unqualified equality for LGBT people"
Bishop Paul Colton says that “being gay is not a choice”.
US flying 'manned missions' in search of abducted Nigeria girls
The Lagos Government dismissed a prisoner-swap offer from the Boko Haram kidnappers.
Benedictine and Columban orders meeting most child safeguarding protocols
The NBSCCCI reports are largely complimentary to the two orders.
Case files not kept by religious order on priest that abused in mission countries
Specialist assessments of this priest in 1985, 1997 and 2004 were not kept on file by the Society of the Divine Word.
Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy
The Diocese was told an overarching child safeguarding plan should be drawn up and published.
Pope tells priests to be nicer to their congregations
Pope Francis also said that the church shouldn’t be obsessed with abortion, contraception and gay marriage.
Dubliner goes to mass for the first time and live-tweets the whole thing
He’s sorely disappointed with the buffet.
Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here's the new Ambassador...
Emma Madigan will be in charge of Ireland’s slimmed down presence in the Holy See.
US Supreme Court divided but the right to pray at Government meetings stays
At issue were town meetings in Greece, New York, where clergy had been invited to offer a prayer, which in the last eight years had been exclusively Christian.
Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers
Though gardaí are often under pressure to make quick decisions, Shatter said any kind of discriminatory profiling is totally unacceptable.
Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?
Enda Kenny has invited Pope Francis to Ireland
The Taoiseach says that his office would do all it could to ensure a successful visit.
Column: Let's take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers' hands)
Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.
School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes
Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.
Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?
Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher, pubs being closed, and disaster at Mount Everest.
Irish Times to explain why controversial cartoon was removed from website
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin had said last week that priests were “hurt” by the cartoon’s publication.
Does religion play a negative role in our society? 36% of Irish people think so
Older people are far more positive towards the role of religion in society.
The whole of Ireland is preparing for a trip to the off-licence this evening
Or as we like to call it, THE HUNGER GAMES.
Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable
The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.
Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter
The Council urged politicians to stand collectively in solidarity with the minister against all forms of religious abuse or intolerance.
‘It’s important to have a survivor at the heart of the Vatican’ says Marie Collins
She said she hopes that more lay people and survivors of abuse will be asked to join the council.
Abuse survivor Marie Collins added to Vatican commission to protect children
The commission is aimed at protecting minors against abuse in the Catholic Church.
Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion
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.
Column: In Irish America, there’s far more to the celebration of St Patrick’s Day than parades
Boston native Larry Donnelly takes a look at the most prominent elements of 2014’s weekend-long celebrations in America’s most Irish city, and how they compare with what’s happening here.
Death of former MEP's son inspires establishment of Catholic university in Ireland
Sinnott said those involved in the project have already started scouting locations and a group has been established in the US to raise funds.
How would you rate Pope Francis' first year in office?
The pontiff took up the role on this date last year.