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

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

Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed support for a judicial inquiry

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

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

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

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

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

Order’s superior general confirmed Fr Flannery was under investigation for his views on ‘fundamental’ Catholic doctrine

Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances