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Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, chairperson and speaker of the Federal National Council of the the United Arab Emirates parliament, received an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from DCU. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography.

The most senior female politician in the Arab world wasconferred with an honorary Doctorate in Philosophy at Dublin City University (DCU) on Thursday.(...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

The bishops  have called on politicians “who courageously defended the right to life of the unborn child” before last month’s abortion referendum to continue to do so “as a matter of principle”. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Catholic Bishops have responded to the decision to liberalise the State’s abortion laws by announcing plans to set up a “Council for Life” to prom(...)

Cura, the Catholic Church agency that assists women dealing with crisis pregnancy, is to close on Friday. The agency has been in existence since 197(...)

Bishop Paul Colton

There should be no doubt that the churches have been complicit in perpetuating injustice against LGBT people, including among their own members, the C(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin announce publication of Pope Francis’s itinerary for the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Ireland. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

So where can I see Pope Francis? Forget about Croke Park for a start. He’ll be there on the evening of Saturday August 25th but all tickets are gone.(...)

Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly with Paul Redmond  of the Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors at a press conference at Buswells Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors are planning to protest during the visit to Pope Francis to Ireland next August, founder member Paul R(...)

Members of the Together for Yes Campaign call for abortion reform in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland is apparently heading for hell and Northern Protestants have no intention of being dragged down that primrose path, according (...)

Archbishop  Diarmuid Martin of Dublin,  and Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin announce   Pope Francis’s itinerary for the World Meeting of Families 2018. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill

Pope Francis “will be briefed” before he arrives in Dublin about the abuse of women and children in Catholic-run institutions in Ireland, Archbishop o(...)

(From left) Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, president and host of WMOF2018; and Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, announce the publication of Pope Francis’s itinerary for the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Access to venues in Ireland which Pope Francis will visit next August will to be heavily restricted, it was announced at a press conference on Monday (...)

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