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Margaret McGuckin: “There was no love there at all, no Christian attitudes, none whatsoever.” Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The Sisters of Nazareth and the De La Salle Brothers again issued apologies to those who suffered abuse in their care homes after the latest safeguard(...)

None of the 61 Nazareth Sisters accused of physical and emotional abuse was convicted

A total of 294 physical and emotional abuse allegations were made against 61 Nazareth Sisters, 40 now deceased. None was convicted in the courts. Just(...)

Fr Brendan Smyth, a member of the Norbertine Order, was jailed in 1994 for sexually abusing children.  Photograph: Colin Keegan.

A woman who was sexually abused by serial paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth in the United States has condemned the Catholic Church for its “disturbing” fail(...)

Some 512 allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse had been made against 146 priests, brothers, and sisters belonging to the four congregations, five of whom were convicted in the courts.

It is practice when reviews of child protection standards are published by the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children that these a(...)

The funeral of Fr Eoghan Haughey, brother of the late former taoiseach Charles Haughey took place at Mary Immaculate Church on Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore on Monday.  Former taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern (right),   Maureen Haughey (the wife of Charles Haughey) and Seán Haughey TD were among those in attendance. Photograph:  Tom Honan.

Fr Eoghan Haughey wore his association with his famous brother Charles, the late taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader, lightly, his funeral mass was told.(...)

Alec Gores: ranks number 854 on the Forbes list of world’s richest people. Photograph: David Livingston/Getty Images

Businessman JP McManus is attempting to secure a $5.2 million (€4.5 million) refund from the US tax authorities after he won $17.4 million in a “serio(...)

“That Patrick Pearse had been totally captured by that pre-Christian myth of redemptive violence is clear.” Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland

Jesus of Nazareth did not declare himself head of a sovereign Zion. He did not instruct his followers to seize control of Jerusalem, killing anyone wh(...)

Towns such as Fuengirola, along the Costa del Sol have family friendly hotels and beaches

I’m going to Israel to attend a conference in mid-April and will have three or four free days. I would like to spend some time in Galilee. Ideally (...)

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