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# religious - Thursday 12 October, 2017

At 88.6%, Offaly has the highest percentage of Catholics in Ireland

Ireland’s population of Roman Catholics has fallen since 2011.

# religious - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

# religious - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival

A 200-year-old oak tree fell on people gathered outside a church.

# religious - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Concerns over Dublin visit of religious group claiming it set a child with autism 'free from demons'

Autism advocacy groups have protested against the event.

# religious - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you

Do you come across as hard working? Aggressive? Successful?

# religious - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Kerry set to get new mosque, but there won't be a call to prayer

The new site will contain a mosque and Muslim community centre.

# religious - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Group of as many as 30 youths fight with knives and sticks

One police officer received minor injuries in the altercation.

# religious - Sunday 15 February, 2015

People of faith urged to "be brave" and vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum

Faith in Marriage Equality includes Catholic and Church of Ireland members.

# religious - Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home

To understand what happened, it is vital to hold inquests into the deaths of all those buried at the site of the former home.

# religious - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Pope Francis: Religion can never justify violence

He said that Albania was an “inspiring example” of religious harmony.

# religious - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn't fund an inquiry into religious-run homes

I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?

# religious - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Taoiseach: If we don't do this properly, Ireland's soul will lie "in an unmarked grave"

Enda Kenny said the Government would consult with all opposition parties, other relevant groups and historians as it began its investigation into mother-and-baby homes.

# religious - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Papal Nuncio launches range of religious tiles (yes, tiles) with mystique

They’re not for Garda stations.

# religious - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable

The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.

# religious - Monday 14 October, 2013

Outrage as death toll from Hindu temple stampede hits 115

The tragedy was sparked by rumours a bridge was about to collapse. Authorities are coming in for criticism over their approach.

# religious - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

37.5 per cent of students believe in God (and 3 per cent are Jedi)

A new survey shows that 83.5 per cent of students asked said they believe abortion should be allowed in Ireland.

# religious - Sunday 4 August, 2013

For his next challenge Vincent Browne is taking on God

‘Challenging God with Vincent Browne’ starts tonight on TV3.

# religious - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

In their own words: Survivors' accounts of life inside a Magdalene Laundry

The report published today includes a section devoted to survivors’ first-hand accounts of life in a Laundry.

How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report Magdalenes

How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report

From Enda Kenny’s non-apology to the record of previous governments, here’s what people on Twitter had to say about the Magdalene Laundry report.

# religious - Thursday 9 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Madonna* gets burnt by angry religious group Madonna

Madonna* gets burnt by angry religious group

*Well, not the actual pop icon herself, thankfully, but a poster.

# religious - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Married deacons ordained into the Catholic Church

Dublin Diocese says the eight deacons will not be “lone rangers”…

# religious - Sunday 4 September, 2011

9/11 memorials: Who won’t be there and what they can’t say 9/11 This post contains videos

9/11 memorials: Who won’t be there and what they can’t say

Remembering the dead ten years on – Ground Zero’s restricted guest list, and the talking points they’ve been requested to stick to.