President Michael D Higgins: will be present at ecumenical service to mark death 1,000 years ago.Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins also scheduled to attend memorial event

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: I object to anything that would unjustly tarnish all good priests with the unpardonable actions. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Archbishop speaking at Holy Thursday Chrism Mass in Dublin’s

In a word


Friends and family of the late Christine Buckley were joined by  survivors of institutional abuse from the Aislinn Centre outside Dublin’s Pro Cathedral for the months mind Mass this evening. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Among them ‘the often hidden recipients of Christine’s kindness’

In 2013, 73 children and adolescents were admitted to adult acute units “despite assurances from various governments and health service managers to end the scandal”, according to Des Kavanagh, general secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association. Photograph: Getty

Minister called on ‘to forget fantasy mental health services and to embrace reality’

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter wrote to Rome to seek clarification on its claim congregations which ran Magdalene  laundries were willing to pay part of compensation scheme. Picture: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Denied using term ‘illegitimate’ when referring to children or promoting corporal punishment

 Christine Buckley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Month’s mind Mass in Dublin’s Pro Cathedral on Friday next

Highly influential programme recalls childhood of the late Christine Buckley

Eric Pearce speaking at a Memorial Celebration for his late partner Patrick Scott, in The Great Hall, the Irish Museum of Modern Art - Kilmainham, Dublin on Sunday. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

‘Such a pleasant man you could forget he was a genius’

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