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Pro-life 'Save the 8th' Rally in Dublin on March 10, 2018. Courtesy photo.

Thousands of Irish pro-lifers rally in Dublin, say abortion law must go

Jul 8, 2019

An estimated 10,000 Irish pro-life advocates attended the first major pro-life rally and march in Ireland since the country implemented... Read more

Photo of a rural school building in Ireland. Via Shutterstock

Catholic foster child can attend Protestant school, Irish judge rules

Jul 8, 2019

A judge in Ireland has decided that a Catholic girl in foster care can attend a Protestant Church of Ireland... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Right to life a 'core value' of newly-launched Irish political party

May 2, 2019

The leader of a new political party that spans both Ireland and Northern Ireland promised to uphold the right to... Read more

Catholic church vandalized in Northern Ireland

Apr 23, 2019

A Catholic church in Northern Ireland was desecrated with paint in the early hours of Easter Sunday morning, receiving disapproval... Read more

A memorial to Irish priests who have served in Wyoming.

The last Irish priest in Wyoming

Apr 6, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

“I am the last F.B.I.: foreign-born Irish,” Father Tom Sheridan, a retired priest of the Cheyenne diocese, told CNA.  Read more

Irish bishops speak out against abortion requirement for medical jobs

Mar 21, 2019

The Irish Bishops’ Conference has objected to job requirements mandating that certain consultant doctors be willing to participate in abortions,... Read more

Participants in a women’s march on Westminster highlighting 100,000 alive today because of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, Feb. 26, 2019.

Northern Ireland anti-abortion law has saved 100,000 lives, pro-lifers say

Mar 13, 2019

Efforts to protect the unborn from legal abortion in Northern Ireland continue despite efforts to bypass self-governance and go directly... Read more

The office of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland.

Report: Pro-choice Irish pol denied Eucharist

Jan 28, 2019

A pro-choice Irish legislator has been denied the reception of Holy Communion, after he announced that he had voted in... Read more

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil.

What pro-life Ireland can learn from pro-life America

Jan 13, 2019

By Mary Farrow

With the dawn of legal abortion in Ireland, the pro-life movement in the country is beginning a fight that their... Read more

Irish flag.

Doctors, bishops express concerns as legal abortions begin in Ireland

Jan 3, 2019

January 1, 2019 marked the beginning of legalized abortion in Ireland, drawing dismay from Irish pro-life groups, who campaigned extensively... Read more

The office of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland.

Irish midwives and nurses join doctors in abortion bill protest

Dec 10, 2018

A pro-life association of nurses and midwives in the Republic of Ireland is joining a growing number of concerned voices... Read more

Irish flag.

Will Ireland’s abortion vote launch a new pro-life party?

Nov 24, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Peadar Toibin, an Irish lawmaker who was suspended from the Sinn Fein political party for voting against legalizing abortion, is... Read more

The heart of St Laurence O'Toole.

After shocking theft, heart of Irish saint returns home

Nov 16, 2018

The heart of St. Laurence O’Toole is again on public display six years after it was stolen, and 800 years... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Irish archbishop: The sacrifice of Protestants and Catholics in WWI should unite us

Nov 12, 2018

Irish Protestants and Catholics should see the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day as an opportunity to build peace and reconciliation,... Read more

Irish physicians complain they've been ignored by health minister on abortion

Nov 8, 2018

Some 640 general practitioners in the Republic of Ireland have signed a petition saying their concerns have not been listened... Read more

Irish voters support daily Angelus broadcast

Oct 30, 2018

Irish voters supported overwhelmingly last week a daily broadcast of the “Angelus Bells” on national broadcasting network RTE.  Read more

The office of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland.

Irish voters remove blasphemy punishment from constitution

Oct 26, 2018

Exit polls indicated Irish voters were expected to repeal the Republic of Ireland’s constitutional prohibition against blasphemy, with close to... Read more

Pro-EU Protester on the Peoples Vote March Holds a Large Homemade Sign About the Brexit Irish Border Issue.

Ahead of Brexit, Irish fear border tensions and split parishes

Oct 5, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic leaders fear a revival of border tensions in Ireland following Brexit. As the United Kingdom prepares for its withdrawal... Read more

Irish health minister proposes abortion free-of-charge

Sep 24, 2018

Irish Health Minister Simon Harris has announced that he intends to make it possible for women in the Republic of... Read more

The office of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland.

Ireland repeals Eighth Amendment, clearing path for legal abortion

Sep 19, 2018

The Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which provided legal protection for the unborn, was officially repealed Sept. 18. The... Read more