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Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (PA)

The offence of blasphemy was first introduced in Ireland in 1937

'Until the rule of law is respected, then places like the Philippines will continue to be corrupt' (PA)

Corruption in the Third World and the break down of family life in the UK contribute to the blight of global poverty

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis makes remarks in a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers

Riot police hold their line (Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Now it is too late: the law has taken its course and the law, once it gets going, is difficult to stop