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Pope Francis called this week’s Rome meeting to raise awareness globally about clerical child sexual abuse, highlighting it is not just a “western” problem. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A four-day meeting of Catholic bishops and other senior clergy begins at the Vatican on Thursday to address the issue of clerical child sexual abuse. (...)

Sr Anne Carr, a Medical Missionary of Mary sister,  took Bono  on a tour of a  hospital in Lilongwe in Malawi. “I said he was my nephew because strangers weren’t allowed in the hospital.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Rolling Stones may have had Sister Morphine but U2’s preference is for the altogether more savoury Sr Anne. A Medical Missionary of Mary, Sr Anne (...)

The star and badge of the Order of St Patrick of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Marquess of Crewe

The star and badge insignia of the Order of St Patrick, inherited by the late Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe from her father, the 1st Marquess of Crewe – (...)

Among the highlights is ‘Guards Parade, Dublin Castle’ a watercolour by Rose Barton, estimated at £6,000- £8,000

A collection of Victorian paintings by leading Irish artists has been “re-discovered” and will go under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction in London on(...)

The death has taken place of former Labour Party TD and mayor of Limerick Frank Prendergast at the age of 81.  Photograph: Pat Langan

President Michael D. Higgins has paid tribute to former Labour Party TD and mayor of Limerick Frank Prendergast who has died at the age of 81.Mr Prend(...)