Donal Mckeown

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Thousands of people from Donegal and Mayo protested in Dublin in June in support of a 100% redress scheme for homes and other buildings affected by blocks defective due to the mineral mica. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Church leaders in the west of Ireland have called on the Government to offer “full and immediate redress” to the thousands of people whose homes have (...)

The children of Pat and John Hume at their mother’s funeral. From left, John jnr, Mo, Therese, Aidan and Áine. Photograph: Liam McBurney/ PA

Pat Hume was “pure of heart” and a true peacemaker, mourners at her funeral have been told. “Much has been said about John and Pat and their unity i(...)

John Hume and Pat Hume are pictured at a press conference in 1998. Warm tributes have been paid to Mrs Hume who died on Thursday in Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Many tributes have been paid to Pat Hume since her death, and all of them are true, SDLP councillor and former mayor of Derry John Boyle has said. “(...)

In a  joint statement,  the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Primate of All Ireland Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin (above)  and four other bishops in the North  criticised politicians who have welcomed the ‘unilateral imposition’ of abortion services. File photograph: Tom Honan

Britain’s order for full abortion services to be in operation in Northern Ireland by next spring is “unjust”, “gravely disquieting” and threatens the (...)

Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown is pictured on Friday at  St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry with parishioners with Emmett and Emma-Jo Mullan and baby Paul after 10am Mass. Photograph: Trevor McBride.

At St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry, it feels as if normality has returned. “It’s just wonderful,” says Leo Concannon. “I would go to Mass daily, and (...)

Carmel Larkin, a survivor of the Tuam mother and baby home, with a letter of apology from the Bon Secour order, at a shrine erected in memory of children buried at the site of the former home. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The Bon Secours sisters, who ran the mother and baby home at Tuam, yesterday yesterday offered “profound apologies” and acknowledged that children wer(...)

People clap as they watch the funeral cortege of the former SDLP leader John Hume leave St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On first thoughts it all seemed so wrong that so few were in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry for John Hume’s funeral. Yet on just a little bit more re(...)

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry on Tuesday evening at 5pm. Photograph:Alan Betson

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry on Tuesday evening at 5pm. His funeral Mass, at 11.30am on Wednesday morning, will(...)

 Dr Margaret Kennedy exposed abuses of intellectually disabled people at the Brothers of Charity-run residence in Kilcornan, Co Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Well known disabilities campaigner Dr Margaret Kennedy is among three Irish people to receive Lambeth Awards, announced in London by Archbishop of Can(...)

Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have issued a statement deploring proposals on how to deal with the past published by the Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis, above. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images.

Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have issued a statement deploring proposals on how to deal with the past published by the Northern Secretary. The(...)

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