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# Nuns

This year
Carmelite nuns fail to obtain exemption to new land hoarding tax for Dublin monastery
The trustees argued that inclusion of the monastery lands in the Residential Land Zoned Tax “would interfere with the sisters’ way of life”.
‘One of the nuns called me in and said: You won’t be playing, that's a boys' game’
Yvonne Lyons on early challenges and how the Irish team landed in the middle of a 1997 Belarussian wedding.
Last year
Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them
Professor Mary Higgins of the National Maternity Hospital says the health of Irish women is driving need for a new campus.
Historian: Our distrust of religious institutions with healthcare is rooted in the past
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says Ireland’s history illustrates that the healthcare of women often came second to a Catholic moral code.
All time
National Maternity Hospital: Sisters of Charity urge Minister for Health to complete transfer to State
The Religious Sisters of Charity announced their intention to “gift” the land at St Vincent’s Hospital in south Dublin last year.
Dublin nuns in planning battle to protect their right to 'worship in peace and safety'
Kerry man Derek Twiss is seeking planning permission to construct two apartments at Lansdowne Terrace.
Nun who broke planning laws to set up west Cork hermitage given until next summer to vacate premises
Two runs continue to live on the property.
Three Irish nuns had their pensions restored after intervention by the Ombudsman
The sisters’ payments stopped after they returned from Portugal to live in Ireland.
Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale
€30 million in State funding has been spent on the site over the last two decades.
Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns
His admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.
Nuns among 12 arrested in Scotland over abuse allegations
Over 10,000 children had passed through the orphanage since it was established in 1864.
Mother Teresa charity 'sold babies' born to unwed mothers
A nun and a staff member at Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity were arrested today.
'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock'
Abandoned, abused and abducted – this is one woman’s Magdalene story.
Everyone else give up now, these nuns in Galway have made the best Snow Sister
This is so wholesome.
Mary Lou McDonald says the State needs to get maternity hospital site 'by any means'
The controversy over the proposed National Maternity Hospital is continuing.
Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital
Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said the compulsory purchase of the site is ‘not the solution’.
Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD
“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.
'She sent my child away, I never saw him again': Mother tells how nun told her to 'forget' about child
Her baby was buried in Glasnevin, and was told “there’s twenty eight babies on top of him”.
'Straight away you could feel the horror of it': Nuns 'changed baby's name so he'd be easier to sell'
Bridget said her son’s name was changed from William to Gerard as he would be easier to offload.
'It came as a big shock to find my mother was being locked in and tortured like I was'
A mother and daughter are campaigning for the children of Magdalene women to receive a State apology.
"She doesn't deserve to die like this, doing God's work" - Shock after murder of nuns
A man has been charged with two counts of capital murder.
Nuns who ran clinic in poverty-stricken Mississippi community found dead in their home
The two nuns provided almost all the care at the local clinic.
Irish nuns stay in South Sudan to care for schoolgirls despite outbreak of violence
The Loreto order said the two nuns are doing well “but it’s an anxious time”.
Pope Francis tells priests and nuns to stop 'dropping gossip bombs' and to bite their tongues
Gossip-loving priests and nuns have been warned!
Meet the order of nuns who have been praying non-stop for 137 years
At 11 am on 1 August 1878, a group of Franciscan sisters began praying at a convent in Wisconsin. They’re still going.
Katy Perry wants to buy a former convent, but the nuns are having none of it
Perry has visited the nuns, reportedly singing for them and telling them that she hopes to live on the property with her mother and grandmother.
Irish nun rescued after three days stuck in a lift
The 58-year-old was with another nun from New Zealand in the Rome convent.
Nuns let out of convent to meet Pope. All hell breaks loose!
Sisters please!
Nuns (including one pregnant one) protest Fifty Shades screenings in Sligo and Reading
God bless us.
VIDEO: Five young men and women explain why they became priests and nuns
One thing is certain, nuns can’t play table tennis.
Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent
Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.
These Dublin nuns have just done the holiest ice bucket challenge yet
Well holy God, they’re drenched.
Sr Paula Buckley died just days short of 50 years as a nun
She and Sr Imelda Carew died after swimming at Inch, Co Kerry last night.
'Wonderful women': Tributes to nuns who died in Kerry swimming accident
Sisters Imelda Crew and Paula Buckley had been enjoying a holiday in Kerry.
The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping
In Dublin diocese there are now just two priests under the age of 40.
Adoption Rights Alliance cautiously welcomes inquiry into mother and baby homes
The group also want assurances new legislation regarding adoption information and tracing be considered.
Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries
The event was held in Glasnevin Cemetery today.
Memorial for those incarcerated in Wexford Magdalene Laundry to be held tomorrow
The organisers say the memorial is a time where people can reflect, lay flowers, read a poem and spend a quiet moment at the graveside.
Twelve nuns abducted by Syrian opposition fighters
The Greek Orthodox nuns and three other women were seized at a convent in the village of Maaloula yesterday.
Adoption Explainer: What’s the first step to take if you want to trace your parents
There are a couple of routes you can take, says the Adoption Authority of Ireland, but added there are delays, so you should start your search as soon as possible.