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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

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# Brexit
Taoiseach meets with Orange Order reps to discuss needs of Protestant communities at the border
The Taoiseach met with the grand secretary of the Orange Lodge Reverend Mervyn Gibson.
# Opinion
Remembering the woman who stood up to the Catholic Church over mixed marriage
Sheila Cloney was caught in the middle of a fight which saw Catholics boycott Protestant businesses, farms and schools.
16 memories anyone who grew up Protestant will recognise
A good scon.
From 'bullet books' to Seán O’Casey watercolours: A different look at the Easter Rising
A new exhibition looks at how minority communities in Dublin responded to 1916.
'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night
The Humanists Association of Ireland want people to consider how they really feel.
The mother of 'disappeared' Catholic woman Lisa Dorrian has died
Pat Dorrian (59) passed away in hospital yesterday. Her daughter Lisa disappeared in February 2005.
# gothic remains
Extraordinary photos showcase Ireland's abandoned churches
And give a fascinating insight into our religious history.
# Albania
Pope Francis: Religion can never justify violence
He said that Albania was an “inspiring example” of religious harmony.
Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry
There are serious concerns about the forthcoming mother-and-baby home inquiry; there is no international judge and a glaring lack of public debate.
# westbank
The Protestant orphanage where children were whipped, beaten --- and everyone had the same name
Survivors are calling for the Westbank home, in Greystones, Co Wicklow, to be included in the wide-ranging inquiry tasked with investigating the State’s network of mother-and-baby homes.
Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen
Victims of mother-and-baby homes as well as the Bethany Homes must finally have their voices heard.
Extract: How 'throwing at cocks' took root in Ireland
Professor James Kelly explains how tying a rooster to a post and throwing sticks at it until it died was considered sport in the 17th century.
# Survivors
Memorial to 222 children who died at Bethany Home to be unveiled
The memorial is dedicated to the young babies and children who died while in the care of the home between 1922 and 1949.
# Belfast
Hundreds attend walk to remember Shankhill Road bomb victims
The attack, which happened 20 years ago today, was one of the most notorious incidents of The Troubles.
# Redress
Bethany Home survivors look into bringing government to court
Derek Leinster said that there has been some good news regarding a memorial at Mount Jerome cemetery.
# Sectarianism
Sectarianism "is alive" in Dublin's Church of Ireland community - Archbishop
Church of Ireland Archbishop Of Dublin Michael Jackson says that there remains a “a deeply dug in antagonism to difference” within the church community.
# protestant schools
Protestant FG councillors say their schools are being discriminated against
The thirteen councillors say that changes to pupil/teacher ratios are “putting Protestant schools beyond the means of ordinary Protestants”.
# Northern Ireland
Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools
A man claiming to represent the Red Hand Defenders issued the threat, according to the Irish News.
# Belfast Flag Protests
Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity in Carrickfergus
The 42-year-old was arrested by officers investigating the Union Jack flag protests. To date, over 180 people have been charged as part of the investigation.
# Bethany Homes
Bethany Home survivors call for cross-border investigation into neglect
The survivors are looking for their cross-border experiences of neglect to be investigated under the Joint Ministerial Council of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement.
# Hidden Ireland
Visiting Dublin's most sacred places? Here are the 'Dos and don'ts'
Do you know why shoes are taken off in Buddhist centres?
Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement
It’s true Northern Ireland has come a long way over the last fifteen years, but we cannot afford to hang the ‘mission accomplished’ banner over the peace process, writes David McCann.
# Coe
Church of England says no to female bishops
A move to permit women to serve as bishops within the Church of England has been blocked, leaving the church facing more years of contentious debate.
Column: The Troubles may have quietened, but the trauma lives on
Although the peace agreement came into effect in 1998, the pain didn’t stop for many, writes Richard Barklie.
# Religion
Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever - CSO
3.86 million people describe themselves as Catholic (84.2 per cent) while 277,237 people say that they have no religion.
# Catholic Church
Germany's Catholics told to pay church tax or no sacraments
Anyone who does not pay between eight and 10 per cent of income tax to the church will no longer be able to receive sacraments or become a godparent.
# well holy god
Big drop in number of Irish people who describe themselves as religious
Less than half of the Irish population say that they are religious.
# Stolen
Historical bronze bell stolen from Kerry church
The bell, which was held in a former Church of Ireland church, was made in the 1700s and weighs around 300lbs.
# Peace Process
Orange Order would like to hold a parade in Dublin
A senior member of the Orange Order told the Seanad that the organisation wants to contribute to the “normalisation of relationships within these islands”.
# Discrimination
Sinn Féin minister found guilty of religious discrimination
Conor Murphy has been found guilty of discriminating against a Protestant applicant by Belfast’s Fair Employment Tribunal.
# The Troubles
Names of 3,700 Troubles victims read aloud
The names of 3,700 people who killed during the Troubles were read aloud in Dublin’s Unitarian Church today to mark the 14th anniversary of the Good Friday peace agreement.
# Armband
Going for Gault: Linfield pick midfielder as first Catholic captain
For the first time in 125 years, Linfield FC will be led out by a Catholic captain.
# Neil Lennon
Man due in court over Neil Lennon hate websites
The Celtic boss has been subjected to a sectarian hate campaign.