The state is still in negotiations with religious orders over the transfer of properties, and awaiting further cash payments, as a contribution to the €1.5 billion paid out in compensation to the victims of sexual and physical abuse at the hands of members of the orders.
Last week, the religious orders' umbrella body, the Conference of Religious of Ireland (Cori), criticised the government's abortion legislation, saying the refusal to allow TDs a free vote "gives...
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