Shelbourne Park continues to be deprived of racing, as news of the sale of Harold’s Cross, and unconfirmed rumours that an industry currently in debt to the tune of more than €20m could be set to continue debt-free, has failed to raise the spirits of protestors, who mourn the loss of an historic stadium and despise the manner in which it was whipped from under their feet.
Thu, 11 May, 2017
Thu, 05 Jan, 2017
There has been no surprise at the announcement that Cardinal Seán Brady has offered his resignation to Pope Francis. This was obligatory once he reached his 75th birthday yesterday. There are unlikely to be many regrets, because he should have resigned some years ago.
Sat, 16 Aug, 2014
Pope Benedict’s official representative in Ireland has described 2013 as “an incredibly important” year “for the sanctity of human life” and urged people of conscience from all religions and none “to work vigorously and courageously to protect human life from conception to natural death”.
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013
“I hope that everyone who believes that the right to life is fundamental will make their voice heard in a reasonable, but forthright, way to their representatives,” Cardinal Seán Brady stated in his Christmas message. “No government has the right to remove that right from an innocent person.”
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012
In an interview on RTÉ Radio last Saturday, Fr Brian D’Arcy defended his attendance at the recent rally in support of the Quinn family on the grounds of “compassion”, and compared it with his attendance at marches in the 1990s by victims of clerical and State-sponsored abuse.
Tue, 07 Aug, 2012