We can build better, safer and more just societies based on our understanding that human nature defaults to good rather than evil. If we do that we’ll be able to replicate and grow the good we’ve seen all around us long after the novel coronavirus has been defeated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Clerical abuse survivor Marie Kane  says when she was ill ‘I found comfort in my little ritual of lighting a candle and praying to a God I thought had no time for me as a young girl.’: Photograph:Thomas Nolan

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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: “The abolition of the death penalty is one of Ireland’s international priorities.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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‘The Voice UK’ singer and anti-racism campaigner Sharon Murphy: “Whatever made you different was used to hurt.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Speakers at a conference exploring the opportunities for Ireland to develop as a diverse but integrated society will include The Voice UK singer and a(...)