Alan Whelan

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Pope Francis: the reaction is so muted that the closest thing to a wholehearted welcome comes from RTÉ’s resident religious sceptic, Ray D’Arcy. Photograph: Claudio Peri/Pool/AP Photo

The reaction on the airwaves to Wednesday’s confirmation that Pope Francis will visit Ireland in August once again underlines how much Irish society h(...)

 Aidan Magee (6) from Dublin protesting outside McKee Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Protests about pay and conditions in the Defence Forces took place on Thursday outside a number of barracks in Ireland. The protests were organised b(...)