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Cardinal Seán Brady (PA)

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

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

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

John and Jacqueline Kennedy pictured leaving a church (PA)

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

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 president Michael D Higgins (Photo: PA)

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

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

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

Fr Tony Flannery at the press conference he called on Sunday (Photo: PA)

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

Pro-lifers at a vigil in Dublin earlier this month (Photo: PA)

Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances

Enda Kenny has promised 'swift action' following a study group's report (Photo: PA)

Government likely to introduce legislation to allow abortion in limited circumstances