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A pro-life vigil in Dublin last year. Ireland still has a strong Catholic identity

How Catholic is Ireland today?

Enda Kenny’s abortion law will put Catholic institutions on a collison course with the state

Irish president Michael D Higgins (Photo: PA)

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

Pro-lifers march down  O'Connell Street in Dublin earlier this month (PA)

The constitution is being cast aside as a relic of the nation’s poor Catholic past

The days when the disabled could be killed up to birth may soon be over (CNS)

I still hope that the Paralympics has marked a sea change in our attitude to the disabled

Governor RIck Perry has signed the Bill (AP)

Governor Perry signs Bill banning terminations after the 20th week

Under Ireland's new legislation babies can be aborted up to birth in certain circumstances Photo: Press Association

Abortion’s impact on Ireland’s culture will be dire

Pro-abortion campaigners in Ireland (Photo: PA)

Laurie Penny writes of “basic bodily autonomy”, but does such a thing exist?

Prime Minister Enda Kenny (Virginia Mayo/AP/Press Association Images)

Minister who rebelled faces expulsion from party

Archbishop Jose Palma  - chose not to seek re-election (CNS)

New head in Philippines promises to stand up for Catholic values

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (Photo: PA)

Protection of Life During Pregnancy bill progresses after second stage vote