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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

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# Asylum Seekers
Government defends lack of information on people who died in direct provision
Over the past 10 years, 44 people have died in direct provision.
# The China Mission
The story of the hundreds of Irish men and women who left Ireland for China up to 100 years ago
The producer of a TG4 documentary series says the story is largely unknown to the Irish public.
# overdue books
Ireland's Catholic Library is trying to negotiate a move - and its members aren't happy
The Dublin-based library houses about 70,000 items, many of which are centuries old.
# no accord
'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service
The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.
# policing
'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'
Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.
# perception
'Father Ted taught the Catholic Church how to laugh at itself'
But just how much of an impact did it have on the public?
# marriage referendum
Church of Ireland group has come out in support of a 'yes' vote
The Changing Attitude Ireland group has said marriage should be available to couples, “without distinction as to their sex”.
In pictures: Tom O'Gorman remembered as friends gather for candlelit vigil
Friends and colleagues of the murder victim gathered at a Dublin city centre church last night to share their grief and their memories…
# Vatican
Fr Flannery 'surprised and shocked' at Vatican cardinal's outspoken interview
Cardinal William Levada accused the Irish priest of being “formally in heresy”.
# Abortion
Priest resigns from Mater Hospital board over decision to comply with abortion law
The hospital’s decision to say it will comply with the abortion act has led to Father Kevin Doran’s resignation.
# Catholic Church
Reports of Archbishops' stance on Vatican plan "speculative"
It is being reported that the number of dioceses in Ireland is to be reduced, and that Ireland’s Archbishops are unhappy. However a spokesperson for the Irish Bishops’ Conference dismissed this as “speculative”.
# Vatican
Closure of Vatican embassy comes under fire from Catholic groups
The move has been condemned as part of the government’s “attack on Catholic culture”.
# Hacked
Irish Catholic website hacked
A message was posted on the site saying the hackers “wish you to continue beliveing [sic] in your false religion”.