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Church versus State

The Catholic Church has launched a strongly-worded criticism of the Irish Government following its publication of draft abortion legislation last week.

Cardinal Seán Brady, leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, told TDs they have a “solemn duty” to oppose the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, which he warned would legalise “direct intentional killing”.

As well as the Government’s reaction to comments by Cardinal Brady and a strongly-worded letter from the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, The Irish Post reports on whether TDs and activists think this will stem the tide of thousands of Irish women coming to Britain each year for terminations.

Joe Horgan, our columnist says the loudest voices in this debate do not speak for everyone.


Irish have ‘better grasp’ of the EU

Public debate over Britain’s attitude to the EU prioritises national angst over national interest and is more superficial than Irish debate about its place in the 27-member bloc, according to Ireland’s Ambassador in London.


Help Wanted

The founders of a rare disease respite centre in Ireland are calling on the Irish in Britain to support a project that is set to benefit thousands of sick children.


Dementia sufferers benefit from centre staff training

In the latest contribution The Irish Post’s dementia campaign, Fiona Audley reports that staff and volunteers at Irish centres across the country are benefiting from training sessions that better equip them to support their members with dementia or memory loss.


YouGov faith poll shows majority of Catholics support assisted suicide

The Majority of Catholics want assisted suicide to be legalised, a major poll has found. Speaking to The Irish Post, the survey’s organiser also reveals a couple more curious findings about churchgoing Catholics and the lack of interest believers have in the view of Church leaders.


Cardinal’s move at odds with Vatican

Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s attempt to return to Scotland has dragged the Catholic Church into further controversy.


Prison reforms will have little impact on re-offending rates

Strict new rules for prisoners will have little impact on re-offending rates, the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas has warned.


A saintly profession

Despite the vagaries of Anglo-Irish relations, the Irish nurse has always stood out as an exemplary figure, says Ronan Early, as he argues that nurses have made the one of the greatest contributions to giving Ireland a good reputation overseas.


Mali mission sees Irish troops fall under British command

Irish soldiers are working under British command for the first time since World War I


Woman is jailed for stealing from landlord as he lay dying in the street

A woman has been jailed for stealing from popular Irish publican Mick Doheny as he lay dying in the street, The Irish Post has learned. A man will also stand trial for the same offence next month.


Edinburgh emerges as new centre for Irish in Scotland

Following The Irish Post’s report that Irish migrants are avoiding the North of England in their droves, we reveal that new arrivals are also settling to work in less traditional locations in Scotland.


The warrior returns for a joyful reunion

Tony Kelly, a former wrestler who moved to Manchester after a traumatic state upbringing in Ireland has returned to the city to visit the woman who took him in more than 50 years ago.


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