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November 2004: Pope John Paul II meets former minister for foreign affairs Dermot Ahern, in his private library at the Vatican.  Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/AP Photo

The year 2004 was a significant one in the long, tortured annals of the clerical child sex-abuse scandal in Ireland. Particularly significant was the (...)

Former president Mary McAleese. The event in question occurred during a State visit to Italy when she met then Vatican secretary of state Angelo Sodano. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president Mary McAleese says she refused to discuss an attempt by the Vatican in 2003 to secure an agreement with Ireland that it would not acc(...)

Liam Miller, who died from cancer at the age of 36, played for Manchester United, Glasgow Celtic and the Republic of Ireland.

The organisers of the Liam Miller Benefit Match have confirmed the GAA is to make Páirc Uí Chaoimh available for the charity fund-raiser free of charg(...)

The benefit match for former Ireland soccer international LIam Miller will now take place at the 45,000-capacity  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA’s decision to allow the Liam Miller benefit match to take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh brings a brief but high-profile public relations nightmare(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Holding the Liam Miller tribute match   at the 45,000-capacity stadium would allow thousands more fans to attend

The Central Council of the GAA is to hold a specially-convened meeting on Saturday morning to discuss the issue of holding a tribute match for the fam(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh remains at the centre of the controversy surrounding the Liam Miller tribute match Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The GAA should allow the Liam Miller Tribute Match take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, according to four All-Ireland medal winners from the Éire Óg club w(...)

Liam  Miller was capped 21 times by the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA have agreed to consider further a proposal that the Liam Miller Tribute Match be played at the €80 million newly developed Pairc Ui Chaoimh. (...)

The Club Players Association’s motion to ensure transparency in how delegates follow their mandate was rejected by 83 per cent of Congress delegates.

I never have too hard a time staying positive about the GAA. But 12 days later, I’m still struggling to figure out what exactly we learnt at the 2018 (...)

John Horan, newly elected president of the Gaelic Athletic Association,  gives his inaugural  speech to congress as president. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

There is a moment when they close the doors at the GAA’s Annual Congress and you’re sitting there with a whole session of motions ahead of you and you(...)

Claire Nolan and her daughter Deia in the kitchen of her Glasthule home. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s not surprising when Claire Nolan reveals she spent more than 13 years living in LA, before deciding to return to her childhood village in Dublin.(...)

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