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Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

US senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at a rally to launch her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Photograph: Reuters

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren has made her bid for the US presidency official. Speaking in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Ms Warren grounded her 2020(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at  a meeting on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he believes that Britain can leave the European Union with a deal before March 29th if there is a (...)

US senator Elizabeth Warren is due to formally launch her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020. Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images

US senator Elizabeth Warren, days from formally launching her 2020 presidential campaign, has faced criticism for claiming she was Native American in (...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, upon his arrival to the presidential palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

The visit of Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not his first to a Muslim country as pope. He has visited some of Islam’s most sacred s(...)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York: New York State  has millions of baptised Catholics, but the faithful are accustomed to tuning out messages from their bishops. Photograph: John Moore/Getty

In a sense it’s not surprising that a renewed debate about abortion would begin in New York State, which passed a law last week – since imitated, to m(...)

Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge US president Donald Trump in 202(...)

“We are not natural protesters. We are a church choir,” said the director of Pobal Aifreann Dhún Laoghaire. Photograph: iStock

A lay Irish-language Mass group sang hymns outside a Catholic diocesan event in Dublin on Thursday evening in protest at what they claim is their excl(...)

Financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh said the “footprint adjustment” was aimed at improving the group’s competitiveness.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group revealed on Thursday that it plans to close a second US glass-container plant in a little over a years, si(...)

Grainne Wynne, Beautiful South, Rathmines

Grainne Wynne was a stay-at-home mother of two when her husband’s business folded and she had to return to work. Having previously spent years working(...)

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