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Mary McAleese: the former president said the Chilean bishops’ resignation seemed to her “a huge acceptance of responsibility”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s Catholic bishops considered resigning en masse following the publication of the Ryan and Murphy reports into child abuse in 2009, former pre(...)

Pope Francis: seen by many as separate from the institution he leads, and which he himself struggles to reform. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

It is the story of a photograph: four cardinals, all Irish, and one president, Mary McAleese. The occasion was the elevation in 2007 of the then prima(...)

Clement Leneghan, who has joined his sister former president Mary McAleese in calling for  an independent inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse at St Colman’s College Newry Co Down.

Clement Leneghan, the youngest brother of former president Mary McAleese, has called for an independent inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse at St(...)

Pope John Paul II holds the hand of Irish President Mary McAleese during their meeting in  2003 in the Vatican. File Photograph:  Arturo Mari-Vatican Pool/Getty Images

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said neither he nor his office were consulted by the Vatican prior to former President Mary McAleese being ba(...)

Sr Mary Deane  with Dr Mary McAleese beneath a portrait of Nano Nagle pictured at the official opening of Nano Nagle Place in Cork City on Monday, December 18th, 2017. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Ireland should be justifiably proud of founder of the Presentation Sisters, Nano Nagle whose pioneering work in setting up schools all over Ireland an(...)

In the Name of Peace: John Hume’s wife, Pat, at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Almost 20 years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, John Hume’s seminal role in the peace process has been transposed to a new film exploring (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, at the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

Potential presidential candidates will have to declare if they want to run against Michael D Higgins before he announces in 12 months whether he wants(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese said communities across Ireland cared very deeply about the issue of homelessness.  File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has called for an end to homelessness within the youth of Ireland. Speaking at event at Trinity College Dub(...)

A woman poses for a photograph beside a piece of street art, by artist ADW, lampooning US president Donald Trump in the Temple Bar area of Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Politicians from across the Dáil have said immigration pre-clearance to the US in Dublin and Shannon airports offers significant benefits and opportu(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (left) with British prime minister David Cameron during  a press conference at 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Kenny expressed surprise and disappointment at the tone of the article written by the New York Times on the Berkeley tragedy that portrayed Irish students on J1 visas in the United States in a negative light. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed surprise and disappointment at the tone of the article written by the New York Times on the Berkeley tragedy that p(...)

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