Staff / TruthdigFeb 15, 2010
The long-running clergy sexual abuse scandal within Dublin's Archdiocese is still the Catholic Church's problem, and on Monday, Pope Benedict XVI met with Irish bishops for the first part of a two-day strategy and damage-control session at the Vatican. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 28, 2010
Human rights organizations are on the offensive as groups mobilize pressure against Ireland's ban on abortion, accusing the government of a deliberate campaign of misinformation and exposing women to undue risk by forcing them to travel abroad for abortions. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 12, 2010
While the real-life Mrs. Robinson, an ultraconservative, "sanctity of marriage" homophobe from Northern Ireland, was shtupping a teenager, our feet were all getting bigger. Confused? Head on past the jump for clarification -- and maybe even a little enlightenment. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Robert Fisk / TruthdigJan 4, 2010
The story of the Protestant "settlements" in Ireland provides a ghostly narrative of those modern-day "settlements" in the West Bank, where the Israelis insist on fighting the world's last colonial war with the assistance of that great anti-colonial nation known as the United States.The story of the Protestant "settlements" in Ireland provides a ghostly narrative of those modern-day "settlements" in the West Bank. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 28, 2009
According to a newly released report commissioned by the Irish government, the Archdiocese of Dublin and other Catholic authorities in Ireland kept hundreds of complaints concerning the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy covered up (continued). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 8, 2009
If all goes according to plan, the European Union will soon have a new honcho, and it looks as if the former British prime minister is the front-runner. But the bloom is definitely off the rose, Tony Blair having been such a Bush lappie during the Iraq war. Even in view of the former PM's pro-war stance, Europe's conservatives are the ones miffed at the idea of Blair possibly becoming the "president of Europe." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 3, 2009
Sixteen months after rejecting the same treaty, voters in Ireland have emphatically accepted the European Union's Lisbon Treaty -- an agreement that gives more power to the European Parliament and creates the position of the president of the European Council. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 21, 2009
Although the Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse found some 2,000 people who described the abuse they suffered at the hands of Catholic church officials in Ireland, resulting in a five-volume study (download the PDF version here), the alleged perpetrators have been shielded from prosecution, thanks to a successful lawsuit that protects their identities. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 4, 2009
Well, it’s official: The European economy is in gloomier territory than previously believed. EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia announced Monday that member economies will shrink by 4% this year, likely taking a further plunge of 0.1% in 2010. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 11, 2007
Researchers from Dublin City University already believed that drug use was on the rise in Ireland, but they were surprised when their study indicated that 100 percent of Ireland's banknotes bear traces of cocaine. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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