The provision of a Health Amendment Act (HAA) 1996 Card was recommended by Mr Justice John Quirke, who prepared a compensation scheme for the Magdalene  women.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Group says judge’s recommendation on HAA card not included in Bill coming before Dáil

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said no young person should be turned away from a Catholic school based on the results of an entrance exam. Photograph: PA

Archbishop Martin: ‘We must always be alert to inequalities in our educational system’

Fr Michael Cleary: Dublin priest Fr Arthur O’Neill, in a newsletter last June, described media revelations that Fr Cleary had children as ‘exasperating’ and unproven. Photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

Band found success with ‘mixture of populist politics and Christianity’

“Food security, gender equality, dignity - these are core, universal values that are valid for any society across the globe,” President Michael D Higgins has said. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

2015 ‘a seminal year for future of human development’ due to talks of key importance

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 We Are Church (Ireland) said the Constitution does not define marriage as between a man and a woman. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Group says adoption and surrogacy are not part of referendum

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked Dublin’s Catholics to take part in parish discussions on the family in advance of a Vatican synod on the subject  in October. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Archbishop announces parish discussions in Dublin ahead of Vatican synod in October

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Noted that Knock airport “was built specifically to welcome pilgrims to Knock shrine . . . Monsignor James Horan, I’m sure, would be very proud.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: ‘It is an honour for me to open Ireland’s national public novena’

The entrance to  the former  Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street, Dublin.   The Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Bill, published last month, proposes survivors of the laundries be entitled to GP care, prescription medicines, nursing and home-help as well as dental, ophthalmic, aural, counselling, chiropody and physiotherapy services provided by the HSE. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Advocates for women say Bill is unacceptable paring back of redress package promises

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