The clinical director of One in Four has said the families of those caught and convicted for offences including possession of child abuse images must accept that their lives will never be the same and ideally adopt a role in helping to monitor the offender into the future.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2018
FAI chief John Delaney has defended his singing of a song about hunger strikers in a Dublin pub — as it emerged lawyers acting on his behalf had initially been instructed to deny he was involved.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
TIM ‘Boomer’ Carroll is a friend of mine. A Boston-Irish firefighter, he is. Don’t ask me what the ‘Boomer’ stands for. Something sporting, probably. Boomer loves Ireland. Starting with its literature.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2014
No doubt many readers are watching GAA games from the traditional perspective this summer, but depending on your familiarity with stadium seating plans, some of you may be trying to peer past the increasingly large squadrons of backroom staff clogging up the sidelines of the nation.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2014
Two complaints against RTÉ’s Liveline have been upheld by broadcasting watchdog the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) after it found a Catholic priest had been harassed following a magazine article linking the Taoiseach with King Herod.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2013
THE head of St Vincent de Paul in Cork has hit out at the Communion and Confirmation spending culture at the centre of the hardship state support row, urging people to remember the sacraments themselves “cost nothing”.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2012
NORMALLY, it’s the other way around. You see the words ‘archbishop’, ‘hurt’ and ‘remark’ and you can join the dots. Archbishop Connell must have spoken his mind again. Perhaps he’s made a comment on inter-communion or marriage, or some other touchy subject. The Irish Times is offended. Liberal theologians are lamenting. Outraged callers are ringing Liveline.
Wed, 17 Mar, 2004
A RECENT Prime Time survey on the Church threw up an interesting but largely unreported statistic: compared to 90% of people who saw the role of doctors as very important, only 22% of people gave this rating to politicians, and journalists got a mere 20%.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2003