Category - ireland

  • September 5, 2010

    Kate O'Sullivan, a customer at Tony Blair's book signing in Dublin, attempted to make a citizen's arrest for war crimes in relation to the invasion of Iraq.

  • June 21, 2010

    Catholic Bishops in Ireland are among a whole range of church and community leaders on both sides of the border who have welcomed the outcome of the Savile Enquiry on 'Bloody Sunday'.

  • April 3, 2010

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed strong concern about the response of, and to, the Catholic Church in Ireland over sex abuse. But his remarks may also have been exaggerated.

  • March 20, 2010

    In a pastoral letter to Irish Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI has told them that he shares their “dismay and sense of betrayal” over the sexual abuse of children and young people by priests.

  • March 18, 2010

    The fourth in a series of 2010 Lent blogs from Willard Roth focusing on places of particular spiritual intensity and interest across Britain and Ireland.

  • March 4, 2010

    The third in a series of 2010 Lent blogs from Willard Roth focusing on places of particular spiritual intensity and interest across Britain and Ireland.

  • February 17, 2010

    Twenty-four Irish Roman Catholic bishops received a tongue-lashing on 15 February from a top Vatican official as they began two days of unprecedented meetings with Pope Benedict XVI and his officials.

  • February 11, 2010

    Church leaders in Ireland have welcomed an agreement concluded between the two largest political parties in Northern Ireland, which will see the completion of a process of devolving power from the British government.

  • January 5, 2010

    The Requiem Mass for northern Ireland's Cardinal Cahal Daly takes place today (5 January 2010) at 12.00 noon, followed by his burial in Cathedral grounds. The Cardinal, who has died aged 92, has been praised as a champion of peace and justice.

  • December 30, 2009

    The last remaining bishop mentioned in a damning official report on the systematic failure of the Catholic Church in Ireland to deal with child abuse in its institutions, is facing insistent and repeated calls to step down.