Brendan Boland who has written the  book  Sworn to Silence. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish TImes

Cardinal should not be allowed retire ‘as if he did nothing wrong’ claims abuse survivor

People entitled to social welfare support in Ireland, particularly migrants, do not receive it due to inadequate service from Government officials, according to Crosscare, an agency of Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese. The agency providing dinner for users of their services in 2012. File.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Social care agency says it could not help 1000 people due to ‘over demand’ for their services

‘We need strong vision, less spinning,’ Archbiship Diarmuid Martin  said at the launch of the Crosscare report. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

‘We need strong vision, less spinning,’Archbishop of Dublin says

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Capital Radio DJ Colm Hayes before the station went on air in July 1989. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Twenty-five years ago, the State’s first independent radio station, Capital Radio, began broadcasting. I was there. It did not go (...)

Air Corps aircraft perform a fly-past during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three faiths, including five Christian denominations, led prayers

A red beret photographs some blue berets attending the annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony to honour all  Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hopes the Royal Hospital Kilmainham event will become an annual one

The theme of this year’s one-day Douglas Hyde Conference is ‘The Unsaved Harvest: Rural Ireland’s Cultural Heritage’. File.  Photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

Speakers will reflect on contribution to arts of north midlands region

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan was told today it was essential all relevant institutions be included within the remit of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Group tells Minister for Children commission of inquiry must be inclusive, wide-ranging

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