The ‘Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee to establish the facts of State involvement with the Magdalen Laundries’ was published this afternoon. It found “significant” State involvement in the laundries, where some 10,000 women were sent.
Author of report into Pat Finucane murder says he is “left in significant doubt as to whether Patrick Finucane would have been murdered by the UDA in February 1989 had it not been for the different strands of involvement by elements of the state.”
It has been 50 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis. The 13-day crisis began on October 16, 1962, when then-US president John F. Kennedy first learned the Soviet Union was installing missiles in Cuba, barely 145 km off the Florida coast.
Pope Benedict urged multi-faith Lebanon to be a model of peace and religious coexistence for the Middle East, which he called a turbulent region that “seems to endure interminable birth pangs”
The Easter Rising returned to Dublin this week as a dramatic reconstruction of the first morning of the historic event took place in St Stephen’s Green for a documentary called Seachtar Anaithnid by Abu Media, which will be shown on TG4 next year.