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Magdalene Laundries, Mother and Baby Homes and Industrial Schools focus of new exhibition

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable,” stated Alison Lowry at the launch of her exhibition, which has been described as a powerful artistic response to the Magdalene Laundries.


Church must start from scratch, says Bishop of Limerick in Boston College address

"If in the past we didn’t see things through the eyes of injured children and young people, today we undoubtedly have moved a long way in that direction.”


Minister’s call for repeal of 8th Amendment criticised

Families of babies with life-limiting conditions are discovering too late about the existence of perinatal palliative care as an alternative to abortion: PLC


Solemn remembrance of farm accident victims

Those who work on a farm are up to ten times more likely to be killed in the course of their work than the general working population: Bishop Denis Nulty.


Archbishop of Tuam is shocked at numbers of children buried in Tuam grave

Welcomes government enquiry, promises co-operation and "to seek to obtain a dignified re-interment of the remains of the children in consecrated ground in Tuam.”


Child beauty pageants unanimously opposed in Seanad

Pagents put children at risk of grooming and exploitation Barnardos chief warns.

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