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Good Morning, With just 64 days to go until Brexit, we are starting to get down to brass tacks in relation to what life will look like when the UK le(...)

Marie Collins: ‘The church reaction is a mirror image of what we were hearing here in Ireland 30 years ago.’ File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

As the scandal of clerical child sex abuse emerges in other countries across the world the Catholic Church response in each has been exactly as it was(...)

The lessons are aimed at seven- to 16-year-olds and are available as part of the PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) curriculum. File photograph: iStock

Schoolchildren across Britain may be offered sleep lessons to help tackle the problem of insomnia among young people. The lessons became available to(...)

The late Adrienne Cullen: “By the time my results were found by accident two years later, I had a large tumour, and treatment was too late to cure me.”

An Irish woman who became a “formidable warrior” in pursuit of transparency in hospital care after she was left with terminal cervical cancer arising (...)

Mount Anak Krakatau volcano spews hot ash during an eruption as seen from Indonesian Naval Patrol Boat, KRI Torani 860, at Sunda Strait in Banten, Indonesia, on December 28th. Photograph: Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja via Reuters

The Indonesian volcano which triggered a deadly tsunami when it erupted and collapsed a week ago is now only about a quarter of its previous size. Sc(...)

A man inspects the damage at a tsunami-ravaged village in Sumur, Indonesia. Photograph: Tatan Syuflana/AP

The death toll from the Indonesian tsunami has climbed to 429, with thousands also left homeless. Prayers were being said for the tsunami victims, wi(...)

Professor Geoffrey Shannon said any reform of family courts should lead to an integrated system offering access to several services under one roof. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A pilot programme allowing family court judges to see the outcomes of their rulings on children should be established as part of an overall restructur(...)

Geoffrey  Shannon said more is required in domestic violence legislation to take into account the impact of such violence in households on children.  File photograph: iStock

Children should be given powers to make their own court applications relating to issues of domestic violence without having to rely on their parents, (...)

Special Rapporteur on Child Protection   Geoffrey Shannon who submitted a report to the Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Claims of historic child abuse should be examined by specialist forensic investigators independent of Tusla, the child and family agency, the Special (...)

The birth of Christ at Christmas gives thoughtful Christians a particular sensibility regarding abortion.

What God was doing in a certain irregular and unexpected pregnancy is at the very heart and foundation of Christian faith – not to mention the heart o(...)

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