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Irish cardinal: ‘Peace would not have been delivered without Paisley’

The Rev Ian Paisley holds up a sign denouncing St John Paul II during his 1998 speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg (CNS)

Rev Ian Paisley was buried after a private family funeral on Monday

Cardinal Brady: Election of Pope Francis was the highlight of my life

Cardinal Seán Brady (CNS)

The cardinal will be replaced by Archbishop Eamon Martin who has served as coadjutor since early 2013

Jackie Kennedy’s letters to priests handed over to Kennedy family

Mrs Kennedy, at the funeral of her husband (AP)

Letters tell of first lady’s distress after her husband was assassinated

Irish abuse survivor asks Pope Francis to remove Cardinal Seán Brady as archbishop

Cardinal Seán Brady (PA)

Marie Kane described the meeting with Pontiff as a “huge vindication”

Irish government finalises terms of inquiry into mother-baby homes 

Members of Tuam Home Graveyard Committee on the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway (PA)

Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed support for a judicial inquiry

Irish mass grave discovery prompts government investigation

The site of a grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home (PA)

Nearly 800 babies died in home for unwed mothers run by the Bons Secours nuns

Jackie Kennedy was ‘bitter against God’ after death of JFK, letters reveal

John and Jacqueline Kennedy pictured leaving a church (PA)

Letters exchanged by Kennedy and priest to be auctioned in Dublin in June

Priest who helped bring peace to Northern Ireland dies aged 82

Fr Alec Reid wins the Tipperary Person of the Year award in 2006 (PA)

Fr Alec Reid was a secret go-between in the 1980s and hailed as ‘chaplain of the peace process’

Irish pro-life campaigners vow to fight new abortion law

Irish president Michael D Higgins (Photo: PA)

President Michael D Higgins signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill after tense parliamentary debates

Irish government to compensate former Magdalene residents

Protesters outside the Dublin parliament earlier this year (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Former residents of Church-run institutions will not have to prove hardship