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# Church and State

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Opinion: 'I spent fewer than six months in a mother and baby home and I was traumatised'
Mother and baby home survivor Beth Wallace says no one can suggest those who spent fewer than six months there were not traumatised.
# Church and State
'The shame was not theirs – it was ours': Full text of Taoiseach's apology to mother and baby home survivors
It comes following a five-year investigation by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.
'In 1969, I fell pregnant as a teen - and then the Church took over'
Ava Stapleton had to make a stark choice when she was a pregnant 17 year old: give up her baby or have a shotgun wedding.
What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model
If the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Constitutional Convention and the Citizens Assembly should be utilised to address the issue, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
# Church and State
Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.
# Church and State
Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad
The Senator who proposed the bill said its passing marks “another progressive step in Ireland’s long journey of separation between Church and State.”
# Church and State
Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools
Diarmuid Martin has raised concerns about growing hostilities between the Church and State.
# Cloyne
One year on: What's happened since Enda Kenny's landmark Cloyne speech?
In his most significant speech to date, Enda Kenny was hugely critical of the Vatican following the publication of the Cloyne report. Today marks the first anniversary of that speech.
# Church and State
Archbishop says Church can contribute to ‘younger generation’ of politics
Dublin’s Archbishop Martin adds that the Celtic Tiger fooled us into thinking ‘we had attained something more sophisticated’.