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Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If John Hume were alive today “he would be warning us” that preparations for any referendum on Irish unity must include “powerful, objective analysis”(...)

Mary McAleese spoke of the document’s ‘unbearably vicious language which can only have brought more heartache to our gay children and to us their families’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former president Mary McAleese has criticised Pope Francis as a populist who raises expectations only to dash them, following a Vatican document publi(...)

US president Joe Biden during  a roundtable discussion with black essential workers in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

US president Joe Biden has paid tribute to the role played by Irish immigrants in the evolution of the United States and the influence of his own Iris(...)

Mary McAleese has said  she was “surprised” by the “speed and humility” of the apologies offered by bishops and religious orders following the publication of the report by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes this week. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has said the Church was “more complicit than most” in the mother and baby home scandal. Ms McAleese added (...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

The Catholic church ‘is 1.2 billion people which is why I stay’, former president Mary McAleese told BBC 4 Woman’s Hour programme. File photograph:  James Forde for The Irish Times

Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese has said people are leaving the Catholic church “in droves” because they are tired of “little old men, tryin(...)

Former president Mary McAleese says Pope Francis has prompted debate within the church but has not been the ‘great reformer’ many expected. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former president Mary McAleese has said she does not believe Pope Francis is the “great reformer” many expected when he became pontiff in 2013. “I th(...)

Michael McDowell: ‘No church is entitled to say to the Irish State: ‘Our law is superior to your law.’’ Photograph: Collins Courts

The State “effectively signed a blank cheque” in agreeing the controversial 2002 indemnity deal with 18 religious congregations, the then attorney gen(...)

 Mary McAleese on the occasion of the presentation of the Dignity of Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary McAleese said that ‘faced with Brexit’ we are “ reminded of the sheer miracle that brought France and Germany out of enmity and into partnership(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said the majority of Irish people will be happy to see Pope Francis visit Ireland this weekend.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said criticism of the Catholic Church in the lead up to the papal visit to Ireland has been excessive and said he will t(...)

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