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# Secular
The National Children's Hospital won't be named after a saint, but what should it be called?
The new name has come from a staff suggestion process, but hasn’t been revealed yet.
'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'
There are certainly very strong philosophical reasons for accepting at least the existence of God, writes Dr Thomas Finegan.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Angelus be scrapped?
Some people think it’s not appropriate in modern Ireland.
# Patronage
Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin
Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.
# Patronage
Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey
The change comes after surveys were carried out in 38 towns across the country.
Column: Religion should be taken out of schools. Leave it at home.
Most schools in Ireland are far from inclusive to non-Catholics, writes Jane Donnelly – and this needs to change.
# Funeral
Funerals in Ireland: What are your options?
Online funeral planning, green burials and cremation – there’s more than one way to organise your big send-off.
# belief
Europe is threatened by 'militant secularism' - British Cabinet minister
A Conservative minister said that some athiests have the same intolerant instincts as authoritarian regimes.
# Turkey
Early results indicate Turkey's ruling party likely to win third term
The government of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may seek to reform the country’s military-era constitution in its third term.
France's face veil ban takes effect today
A controversial ban on facial veils has come into effect in France today, despite protests by interest groups that the ban violates European human rights law.