Pope Francis (R) greets former Pope Benedict during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, 2014. Photograph: Alessia Giuliani/File Photo/Reuters

Former Pope Benedict has blamed the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal on the effects of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and a general collapse(...)

Paul Bell (left): “Our members feel that what is being offered is too little, too late and will be striking on Tuesday 18th September.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Staff in State-funded voluntary organisations providing health and social care services are to go on strike on Tuesday, September 18th, after the coll(...)

Thousands of Siptu members in State-funded organisations providing health and social care are to stage a one-day strike on February 14th in a dispute over pay restoration. Photograph: Jimmy Weldon.

Thousands of staff in State-funded organisations providing health and social care are to stage a one-day strike on February 14th in a dispute over pay(...)

Caroline Sweeney with her daughters, Jamie and Zara

The funeral has taken place of a Cork mother who made an emotional appeal earlier this year for help to battle a rare form of cancer . Caroline Swee(...)