The Catholic hierarchy obviously does not do irony

As the Catholic Church tries to reassert its control over the Republic, the Labour Party's leadership is notable by its absence, writes Diarmaid Ferriter.

23rd December, 2012
The Church hierarchy does not have a shred of credibility when it comes to protection of the vulnerable.

As if things were not bleak enough, we now face a new year in which we revisit old enmities. We face the nauseating prospect of recriminations and bile over the issue of abortion and the re-emergence of intervention by the Catholic hierarchy as it seeks to fight another round of the moral civil war.

Its release of a statement, in reaction to the news that the cabinet had agreed that legislation and guidelines were necessary...

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