The Irish Farmers Association and employers’ group, Ibec, are the country’s most prolific lobbyists according to the first official record of political lobbying activities.
Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
The Catholic Church's counselling service, Towards Healing, has extended its opening hours today and tomorrow, in response to the publication of investigations into nine dioceses and religious congregations.
Mon, 12 May, 2014
Many priests who admit to or who are found guilty of child sex abuse also have addictions, feel isolated or unfulfilled, while others are narcissistic or worryingly needy, according to the Church’s child protection watchdog.
Fri, 02 May, 2014
I am writing in reply to Andrew Fagan (March 18), one of the 69 salaried lay officials of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, who seeks to reprimand and silence me for writing about the departure of Ian Elliott from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC).
Mon, 24 Mar, 2014
In your Letters to the Editor section (March 14) a Fr. Thomas O’Flynn, in writing about the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, claimed “there are other uninvestigated clerical scandals with adolescents that occurred at other locations around the country.”
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014
An audit by the Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog has found worrying disparities between dioceses in the way they deal with allegations of sexual abuse. The audit by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church includes a series of reports on dioceses across the island.
Wed, 11 Dec, 2013
“A clean pair of hands” is how the retired bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, summed up Monsignor Eamon Martin, the future head of the Catholic Church in Ireland — a reference to the fact that the young prelate isn’t tainted by the abuse scandals and is a valued director of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013
A Dublin-born theologian, named yesterday by Pope Benedict as the next Bishop of Limerick, said he prayed at “this delicate time” that politicians would be inspired to know how best to protect the lives of mothers and their unborn children.
Fri, 11 Jan, 2013
The Church’s child protection watchdog has warned the Government to urgently update data protection laws so gardaí can fully inform bishops and child protection workers in the Church about abuse allegations made directly to the Garda Síochána.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2012
Five priests in the Diocese of Limerick, who were cleared by gardaí of child sexual abuse allegations, have been refused permission to return to ministry, according to the audit carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC).
Thu, 06 Sep, 2012
Cloyne Diocesan Safeguarding Children Committee (CDSCC) rejects the assertion in the Irish Examiner (Mar 28) that our recently launched Safeguarding Children Newsletter “is an attempt by the diocese to improve its damaged reputation…”
Tue, 17 Apr, 2012
Priests have welcomed the apostolic visitation’s acknowledgement that further work needs to be completed by the Catholic Church here to ensure that clerics on leave following abuse allegations are all being treated the same across the dioceses.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2012