Brendan Kelly

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“In the last five to 10 years, I would say anxiety has become the epidemic of this generation,” says Dr Colman Noctor, a child and adolescent psychotherapist with St Patrick’s mental health services.

It’s hard to say when or why it began, says Amy. Anxiety always seemed to hover in the background of her life, even during primary school. Her mother (...)

Pope Francis blesses a child at the end of his pastoral visit in Loppiano, central Italy. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

The current referendum debate had generated its fair share of accusations and counter accusations of fake news, Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Mart(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

Protesters in Belfast following the unanimous not-guilty verdict. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The young woman was visibly shaking as she stood just a few feet in front of the three men accused of raping her. The judge had ordered her to stand (...)

The four accused in the rape trial of Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been acquitted of all charges

After 42 days, 30 witnesses, two snow storms, one Six Nations and three hours and 40 minutes of jury deliberations, the accused were acquitted on all (...)

Paddy Jackson (left) and Stuart Olding arriving at court during the trial.

“Drunk consent is still consent,” the jury in the rape trial of Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding has been told. Brendan Kel(...)

 Paddy Jackson: the Ulster and Ireland rugby player was originally due to give evidence last week but snow, and a sick juror, delayed proceedings. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters/File photo

Paddy Jackson claims he was “the happiest man in Belfast” on June 27th, 2016. The rugby star had just returned from an international tour with the Iri(...)

Paddy Jackson arriving at Laganside Magistrates court. File photograph: Pacemaker

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson took the stand in Belfast today and denied forcing a woman to have sex with him or restraining her in an(...)

Stuart Olding (left) and Paddy Jackson are charged with rape. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A doctor has criticised the medical examination of a woman who was allegedly raped by Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding(...)

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Stuart Olding arrives at Laganside Magistrates court on Tuesday. Stuart Olding is charged with two counts of rape. Paddy Jackson is charged with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault. Photograph: Pacemaker

Courtroom 12, where Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are on trial accused of rape, is on the top floor of Laganside Co(...)

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