Fr Ray Warren: “The statement does acknowledge the moral claims of the victims of the system”

A religious congregation has said it was not being insensitive to victims when it published a recent statement on “the moral challenge posed to relig(...)

Archive image  of St Conleth’s in Daingean, Co Offaly: it was one of the most severely criticised reformatories investigated by the Ryan commission for the sexual, physical and emotional abuses of children.

The Oblates were founded in Aix-en-Provence, France, in 1816 by St Eugene de Mazenod whose aim was to be “the servant and priest of the poor”. In Feb(...)

Archive image of St Conleth’s Reformatory School, Daingean, Co Offaly or “Daingean” , taken from the report of the Child Abuse Commission.

The €1.5 billion redress scheme for those abused in Catholic institutions was forced on the Government of the day by victims groups and their legal re(...)

Religious “perceived a great injustice being done to them”. Their image of themselves “as committed Christians was shattered”. Photograph: Christian Hartmann

Pressure by politicians on religious congregations to pay half the €1.5 billion cost of compensating those abused in Catholic institutions “is immoral(...)

Eileen Taylor has retired from Irish Community Services in London, but still volunteers there.

When she heard that little children in London, where she lived, were being bullied and called “bombers,” “murderers” and “thick Paddies”, Eileen Taylo(...)

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.(...)