Pope up against Vatican power, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

With less than a week to go to the papal visit, one of the leaders of the Catholic Church in Ireland has defended the Pope’s record of dealing with clerical child abuse, saying Francis is up against the might of the Vatican.


Bogus insurance claims: Compo culture and scams escaping punishment in the courts system

There is no practical way of prosecuting somebody for insurance fraud in this country, say experts as they urge the creation of a dedicated Garda unit There is an oddly polite language used in court around the issue of personal injury fraud.