Nicole Kane with her Mum Marie and the letter she received from the Pope. Photograph: Thomas Nolan

Marie Kane: ‘There’s a lot of hope in this house at the moment’

Nicole Kane with her Mum Marie and brother Adam and the letter she received from the Pope. Photograph: Thomas Nolan

Mother and her daughter receive letters from Pope Francis after Vatican visit

Irish Guards with a wounded man in a trench in Wytschaete, Belgium. Photograph: Fr Browne.

‘Titanic priest’ had been Irish Guards chaplain in Flanders

President Michael D. Higgins: “The appalling and escalating loss of life” in Gaza was a “tragic example of the failure of diplomacy”, he told the John Hewitt summer school in Armagh. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Higgins tells summer school of ‘enormous increase in unsettled conflicts’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “enthused by the realism of Pope Francis”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Many read Francis ‘superficially and selectively’, says Martin in Melbourne speech

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Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental spoke graphically about the realities of starvation at the weekend Famine 1848 Walk in Ballingarry, south Tipperary, at which he was leader. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Survived concentration camp on equivalent of six crackers at day

A file image of pilgrims on Croagh Patrick at sunrise. Photograph: The Irish Times

Archbishop says people seem to feel free to say whatever they want about Christianity

Service says 45% of those contacting it claim incident happened in domestic setting

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