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The Taoiseach has just got it wrong. The Pope isn’t the problem: he is a major part of the solution

Both at the CDF and as Pope he has clearly directed that crimes must be reported to the civil authorities

Enda Kenny’s attack on the Vatican reflects ferocious public anger

Fr Lombardi’s response to the Cloyne scandal is legalistic: the Vatican still has serious questions to answer

Irish prime minister accuses Vatican of ‘narcissism’

Enda Kenny launches extraordinary attack on the Vatican in parliament, saying its policy on abuse is ‘calculated’ and ‘withering’

Irish government seeks to compel priests to break seal of confession

Under new legislation priests would be punished with up to five years in prison if they did not pass on details of abuse heard in Confession

Ireland’s foreign minister: Vatican must explain itself

Minister summons papal nuncio to a meeting following a report into the mishandling of child abuse allegations

Irish bishop criticised for lax response to abuse allegations

Report also says that Bishop John Magee of Cloyne, who resigned last year, admitted to ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with a young man

Very few Brits understand how appalling our record in Ireland really is

Of course we must open ‘a new chapter’: but before we do, we must read and acknowledge the old one

Will Ireland be won over by the Queen?

Mary Kenny says that Queen Elizabeth II’s historic trip to the Republic of Ireland next week could be her most challenging state visit

Irish bishops donate £9m to support abuse victims

Bishops issue pastoral letter to mark anniversary of Pope’s letter to Irish Catholics

Veteran teacher gains prize

An 86-year-old Irish dancing teacher receives award at the 2011 Manchester Irish Festival