Ireland - Latest News
May 23, 2018 - 11:00 pm .- Ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, pro-life and pro-abortion rights debaters have squared off in a country where voters will be asked to remove constitutional protections for the unborn, known as the Eighth Amendment. The government-backed law, critics said, would harm those who have no voice.
May 21, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- In advance of an upcoming Irish referendum on abortion legal, more than 100,000 people in the country have registered to vote.
May 17, 2018 - 12:36 pm .- Eliminating Ireland’s constitutional protection of life inside the womb would have negative consequences on not only the unborn, but on women and society, said an Irish bioethicicst and midwife.
May 17, 2018 - 03:02 am .- With a referendum vote that could legalize abortion in Ireland just days away, the country’s clergy and Church leaders are asking the world for prayers.
May 15, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Less than two weeks before a historic vote on whether to allow increased access to abortion in Ireland, thousands of people gathered on Saturday for a final pro-life rally in the capital city of Dublin.
May 11, 2018 - 09:49 pm .- Internet giant Google has decided to bar all ads related to a fast-approaching referendum on legalizing abortion in Ireland. The decision drew much fire from pro-life critics, and some observers say the move unquestionably hurt efforts to preserve the Eighth Amendment, Ireland’s constitutional recognition of the unborn’s right to life.
May 10, 2018 - 03:00 am .- Ireland’s upcoming vote on whether to legalize abortion is “a vital issue of life or death” that threatens to change the country forever, Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe told his diocese.
Apr 28, 2018 - 07:11 am .- Faulty history, bad moral analysis and dubious voting advice are behind claims that several cherished Irish saints were involved in abortions, warn critics ahead of a key May 25 referendum that could repeal Ireland’s constitutional protections for the unborn.
Apr 3, 2018 - 10:58 pm .- A proposed policy in Ireland that would ban Catholic schools from prioritizing Catholic students on wait lists is being criticized as discriminatory, since it would not apply to other religious schools.
Apr 2, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A priest whose father was executed following Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising has died at the age of 104, after a lifetime of mission work.
Mar 21, 2018 - 04:40 am .- During his Wednesday general audience Pope Francis was presented with the official icon for the World Meeting of Families, announcing afterward that he will travel to Dublin, Ireland, from Aug. 25-26.
Mar 16, 2018 - 04:12 pm .- The history of Catholic America is, in many ways, an Irish story, with immigrant congregations and their descendants putting their stamp on many churches across the country.
Mar 16, 2018 - 02:26 am .- A group of 17 American pro-life leaders delivered a letter to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday urging him against repealing the country’s 8th Amendment.
Mar 12, 2018 - 04:24 pm .- Some 100,000 Irish pro-life advocates took to the streets across the country on Saturday to oppose legalizing abortion in the Republic of Ireland.
Mar 5, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- Ahead of the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland this August, a government minister has warned that the event should not express “intolerance” of LGBT groups or same-sex couples.
Feb 15, 2018 - 10:36 am .- Hundreds of people rallied in the coastal suburb of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, on Saturday to show support for the country’s 8th amendment, which protects the right to life of both mothers and their unborn children.
Feb 14, 2018 - 03:02 pm .- Human life “from its tiniest origins” must be protected, Bishop Brendan Kelly of Galway and Kilmacduagh said at his installation Mass on Sunday.
Feb 7, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Ahead of Ireland’s referendum on the country’s abortion laws, Bishop Brendan Leahy penned a letter to the diocese of Limerick promoting respect for human life.
Jan 30, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- The Irish government announced Monday that a referendum that could liberalize Ireland’s abortion laws will be set for a vote in late May or early June, sparking a call for respect for human life from the country’s bishops.