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Abortion law has no moral force and can be resisted in good conscience say bishops

Bill introducing abortion in Ireland passes through Dáil with few amendments.

2018.12.07.

Trócaire lobbies for Israeli settlements trade ban

The Geneva Convention prohibits states from moving population into areas occupied as a result of war, but since 1967, Israel has transferred over 600,000 of its citizens onto Palestinian land.

2018.01.29.

Oireachtas committee decides to keep prayer for Dáil and Seanad

Public opinion is divided on the issue, with 42 per cent in favour of scrapping the prayer, 42 per cent who want to retain it, and 16 per cent who “don't know”.

2017.04.01.

Commission shocked by discovery of babies’ remains in Tuam

Historian Catherine Corless, who spent four years researching the running of the Bon Secours home and concluded that 796 children had died there over almost four decades, said the Commission’s finding vindicated her work.

2017.03.05.

Abortion is not just an issue in Ireland: Bishop

Challenges for next government include the inadequacy of some services in hospitals & disability facilities, reduced pay, child poverty, homelessness & crime levels.

2016.02.15.

Ireland is on the cusp of beating sex traffickers

Ruhama is urging the next government to make the Sexual Offences Bill an absolute priority and place it at the top of their agenda as soon as they come to power.

2016.02.04.

Advance of sex buyer’s law in Seanad welcomed

There is broad acceptance across political parties about the links between organised crime & prostitution & the need to put these gangs out of business.

2015.10.08.

Irish Senator among politicians to meet Pope

Senator Rónán Mullen among eighty politicians from around the world to discuss the persecution of Christians in the Middle East with Pontiff.

2015.09.01.

Bishops promote prayers for peace initiative

Prayers include the prayer of St Francis, a prayer by Cardinal Newman, and a prayer at bedtime.

2014.07.28.

Bishop alarmed by level of alcohol consumption

Vice-chair of Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative responds to call for the opening of pubs on Good Friday.

2014.07.05.

Enthusiasm for Reform Alliance’s new ‘national conversation’

Over a thousand travel from four corners of Ireland to RDS to discuss and plan political reform in institutions, economics and health systems.

2014.01.26.
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