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Abortion vote shows Catholic Church is losing influence in Ireland – archbishop

Posted By: May 28, 2018

• “Ireland is now conforming to a western liberal democracy… people are taking an a la carte approach to Catholicism’”- Archbishop Eamon Martin • It is a new time and a change of culture, but it is not something that is out of the blue- archbishop • Certain people of all faiths will be interested to hear […]

Jacob Rees-Mogg takes aim at Theresa May over Brexit and Northern Ireland border

Posted By: May 28, 2018

Brexiteer claims prime minister is making “an error” by not taking a tougher stance with EU  Benjamin Kentish. Independent. England.Sunday, May 27, 2018 Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised Theresa May over her handling of Brexit negotiations, calling the prime minister’s stance on the Irish border “an error” and “a mistake”.The arch Brexiteer said Ms. May was wrong to refuse to play hardball with […]

Brexit may not be dead yet but it is certainly unwell

Posted By: May 28, 2018

Talk has been of “transition’ and of ‘implementation,” with nobody sure of the difference Chris Johns. Irish Times.Dublin. Sunday, Julyn30, 2017Is Brexit dying? It is tempting to say the UK government is in headlong retreat from its original Brexit plan. But that would assume there was a well-articulated vision in the first place. We now only hear faint echoes of the “no […]

“Ireland shedding its old skin,”  but will that include Fianna Fáil?

Posted By: May 28, 2018

While the celebrations were all about women, when the dust settles, there will be political aftermath to deal with.TheJournal.ie Dublin. Sunday, May 27, 2018    THE ONLY PARTY whose members favored a No vote, according to the RTÉ exit poll, was Fianna Fáíl.Why is that significant? The parliamentary party itself is split on the issue, and it shows there […]

Crozier has now gone the way of the shillelagh

Posted By: May 28, 2018

TP O’Mahony.Irish Examiner. Cork. Monday, May 28, 2018  TP O’Mahony charts the decline of the power of the Catholic Church, but cautions against a dangerous moral vacuum that may be left in its wake.The long era of Catholic absolutism, dating all the way back to Catholic Emancipation in 1829, is now well and truly over.Historians in the future will cite May […]

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