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A plaque on a wall at  Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home. File photograph: The Irish Times

Every child born in Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork was properly baptised within the rites of the Catholic Church, according to the order wh(...)

Christian Brothers school on Clonkeen Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

A plan to limit the development of land for housing in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is being opposed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin on the basis tha(...)

Photograph: iStock

A new sex education programme for Catholic primary schools which describes sex and puberty as a “gift from God” has been released. Flourish, a relati(...)

Plaque on wall of folly in Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home.

An Bord Pleanala granting permission to a developer to build an apartment complex on the grounds of a former mother and baby home in Cork would amount(...)

Online Mass: Now that virtually all older churchgoers are vaccinated, what is the excuse for the ongoing prohibition on church and other religious services?

Prof Oran Doyle of the Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory has done citizens some service. In a lengthy blog post, he has untangled the labyrint(...)

Colm O’Gorman: ‘I found myself not just preparing to be a parent, but going through pregnancy and being very involved.’

In spite of always wanting to be a dad, fatherhood wasn’t something that Colm O’Gorman, the One in Four founder and executive director of Amnesty Inte(...)

 Archbishop Eamon Martin: emphasised the importance of respecting and sustaining people’s spiritual wellbeing alongside their physical and mental health. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic Primate, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has expressed concern about the “criminalising” of public worship and has called for the pastoral work (...)

St Joseph’s, a cemetery where a young man was shot and a botanical garden is buried

Garden centres are getting busy. Many of us are out walking, taking the odd cutting and on occasion digging out plants from the ditches to bring home.(...)

The Irish Times Debate is taking place online this year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Speakers from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) were named the winners of the latest Irish Times Debate semi-final on Saturday and will progress to the fin(...)

Contra mundum: The Irish Times’s editorial of April 12th, 1951, on Noel Browne and the Mother and Child scheme

Seventy years ago today, on April 12th, 1951, The Irish Times published what is probably its most famous editorial. It was a response to the resignati(...)

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