Tag Archives: ireland

How The Persecuted Irish Travellers Survive The Modern World

MARY TURNER: There’s a great deal of prejudice in the United Kingdom towards Irish Travellers. You hear stories all the time about how dirty they are, how they leave conditions in terrible places, how unpleasant they are. And they were nothing like that. None of those stereotypes ever fitted. NARRATOR: Irish travelers are a nomadic… Read More »

History of Roman Catholicism in Ireland

this video details the history of Roman Catholicism in Ireland Island is an island to the northwest of continental Europe politically Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland which covers just under 5/6 of the island and Northern Ireland a part of the United Kingdom which covers the remainder and is located in the… Read More »

How Brexit could create a crisis at the Irish border

As part of the European Union, the United Kingdom’s borders have been relatively open for years. Trade’s carried out freely with other member countries and people coming through only need to show their EU passport. But in June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU so that it could reassert control on its own… Read More »

Catholic Church muted in Irish abortion vote

Ireland is still an overwhelmingly Catholic nation. But during the country’s big debate on abortion rights, the Catholic Church mostly sat on the sidelines. The Church was instrumental in enshrining a strict abortion ban into Ireland’s constitution in 1983. Clergy members have spoken out against repealing the ban, but the church hasn’t taken a leading… Read More »

Ireland’s forgotten mixed-race child abuse victims

Our skin colour was beaten into us as nothing but pure evil. We we to be ashamed of it. We were illegitimate, our mothers were whores, our fathers were savages and we had to pay for those sins. Do you know anything at all about your parents? Basically no, it would be easier to break… Read More »

Hilarious Coming Out Story To Catholic Priest

– There were a couple of dozen people scattered around the pews and staring into space, all of them old and I walked passed them looking for a confession box with a light on, when I found one, I stepped inside, closing the door behind me and waited in the darkness for the grill to… Read More »

Gay Marriage in Catholic Ireland | Europe Ties The Knot | Euromaxx

Ireland. We’re not far from the capital Dublin. Euromaxx reporter Andreas Korn was supposed to meet the happy couple here. But then he gets a worried call from them. The suits tailor-made for Wayne Kavanagh and Heitor Rohrer will not be ready in time. The two are at wits’ end. Together with Andreas they go… Read More »

How Bad Is The Catholic Church’s Sex Abuse Problem?

In June 2015, Pope Francis instituted a tribunal for child abuse-cover up accusations within the Catholic Church. After decades of alleged abuse, some are left wondering why it took the Vatican so long to organize this kind of response. So, how widespread is the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal? The first time we really heard… Read More »