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# priest - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

New York-based priest on drugs charges may be able to give evidence in dispute over will, court told

Fr Michael O’Leary is not prohibited from coming to Ireland to give evidence in the will dispute.

# priest - Friday 31 May, 2019

Sister of former Finance Minister Michael Noonan among three women killed in Limerick crash

It is believed that some of the women who were killed were travelling to Listowel Writers’ Week in Kerry.

# priest - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Former trainee priest suing Irish Examiner and Echo

The man previously launched legal action against other newspapers including the Irish Times and the Irish Independent.

# priest - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Judge jails 48-year-old homeless man who called priest a 'motherf**ker'

The man had pleaded guilty to a public order charge arising from the incident.

# priest - Friday 15 February, 2019

Former trainee priest suing Irish Independent

The man previously launched legal action against other newspapers including the Irish Times.

# priest - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'A tremendous loss': Tributes paid to priest who died in 'freak accident' at Laois parochial house

Tributes to Father John Cummins this evening recalled a “lovely man” and a “true gentleman”.

# priest - Monday 10 December, 2018

Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl

John O’Reilly was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl while he was a chaplain at a prestigious school.

# priest - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Woman with knife robs priest (86) in parochial house

The priest sustained minor injuries in the incident.

# priest - Sunday 8 July, 2018

'Fenian b**tard': Catholic priest spat on as Orange parade passed his church in Glasgow

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

# priest - Monday 23 April, 2018

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile' WRC

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile'

The man’s claims were dismissed, with the adjudication officer saying they were “greatly lacking in specificity”.

# priest - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Homeless man who told parish priest that he would 'cut his throat' sentenced to 3 months

In a statement to gardaí on the assault, Fr Hogan said he was fearful for his safety.

# priest - Monday 5 February, 2018

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter

The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.

# priest - Saturday 26 August, 2017

A man burned a cross in their garden 40 years ago - this week they learned he was a priest

Phillip and Barbara Butler have questioned why he came forward after all those years.

# priest - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'I'm thrilled for him' - former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent aiming to become Church of Ireland priest

Sargent led the political party for six years between 2001 and 2007.

# priest - Friday 17 March, 2017

Two nuns and priest arrested over cover up of baby born to girl allegedly raped by another priest

The teenage girl told investigators that the Catholic priest raped her at a church-run school last year.

# priest - Sunday 5 February, 2017

English priest jailed for 9 months for molesting boy during holidays in Ireland 40 years ago

Michael Dunn, 67, says he will appeal the sentence.

# priest - Monday 14 November, 2016

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"

Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.

# priest - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Italian priest claims deadly earthquakes are "divine punishment" for gay unions

The Vatican has rebuked the controversial Father Giovanni Cavalcoli for his comments.

# priest - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge This 'cool priest' helped a couple from Donegal get the perfect wedding selfie Say Cheese

# priest - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Second man (21) arrested over murder of French priest

Jacques Hamel (85) was killed last month as he celebrated mass.

# priest - Friday 29 July, 2016

French prime minister says it was a "failure" priest killer was released with electronic tag

Manuel Valls also told Le Monde newspaper he is “open” to a temporary ban on the foreign financing of mosques.

# priest - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Men who killed French priest pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video

The young men hold hands as they swear “obedience” to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

France church attack: Jihadist was under house arrest

Adel Kermiche, 19, was one of two attackers who stormed a church and killed an 86-year-old priest.

# priest - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

'Singing priest' convicted of sexually abusing a boy after claiming he didn't know him

The abuse is alleged to have taken place in the early 1980s, when the boy was aged between 10 and 13 years.

# priest - Sunday 15 May, 2016

UK priest accused of sex abuse arrested in Kosovo after five-year search

Laurence Soper faces accusations of abusing five pupils.

# priest - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Priest suspended after being charged with paying teenage boy for sex

The teen had been a cocaine addict.

# priest - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

'A funeral should sum up a person's life. There are tears, but laughter too'

Father Seamus Ahearne writes about the challenges, pressures – and the lessons he has learned from presiding over many funerals.

# priest - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings

Henry Moloney, a former Spiritan priest, has been sentenced to four years in prison, with the final year suspended, for the indecent assault of a schoolboy.

# priest - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'

“I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.”

# priest - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Last Rites: the arrival of a priest is a monument to finality in Irish life

How do people who are around death as a job handle it?

# priest - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia

Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”

# priest - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Donegal priest contacted gardaí over 'Shag a Ginger Night' in local nightclub

Gardaí said that no law was being being broken and that it would be a civil rather than a criminal matter.

# priest - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Pastor took his own life days after being outed in Ashley Madison leak

Canadian police have said that at least two suicides were linked to the leak of 32 million customer profiles.

# priest - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

My Dad was a priest so I asked could I call him Daddy? I was told 'just Father like everyone else'

‘It was unknown and known and all at the same time.’

# priest - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Priest described gay people as "intrinsically disordered" in homily

The remarks came over the weekend of Dublin Pride.

# priest - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Inquiry hears gardaí and health service were aware of Brendan Smyth's abuse in early 1970s

Previously confidential documents released to the inquiry show that Smyth was receiving psychiatric treatment in St Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin.

# priest - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

People were overcome with emotion watching the Christina Noble documentary last night

The powerful documentary aired on RTÉ last night, giving an insight into Noble’s troubled past and her inspiring ability to turn it into something positive.

# priest - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

An Irish priest wants to swap places in prison with Ibrahim Halawa

Father Seamus Fleming said he is willing to take the teenager’s place in Cairo.

# priest - Friday 1 May, 2015

Priest jailed for hiring IRA to intimidate nephew

Father Francis Kelleher has been jailed for four years.

# priest - Monday 24 November, 2014

Priest told to stay away from direct provision centre says he will go anyway

Monsignor John Byrne called direct provision “an open prison”.

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