A woman religious casts her ballot May 25 in Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on its law on abortion. Voters went to the polls May 25 to decide whether to liberalize the country's abortion laws. (CNS photo/Alex Fraser, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceMay 26, 2018
The repeal of Ireland's Eighth Amendment, which guarantees the right to life of the unborn, has passed with a nearly 2-1 margin.
Politics & Society News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 31, 2018
The vote could open the door to legal abortion on demand in Ireland.
Pope John Paul II greets Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish pop group The Cranberries, in 2001 at the Vatican. The 46-year-old Catholic lead singer of the Irish band was found dead on Jan. 15 in her London hotel room. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Arts & Culture News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 16, 2018
O'Riordan, 46, died suddenly Jan. 15 in London, where she had been due to record material for a new release. Police were investigating her death, calling it "unexplained."
Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and former IRA leader-turned-peacemaker, smiles during a Jan. 23 news conference in Belfast. McGuinness died early on March 21 at age 66. (CNS photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Michael Kelly - Catholic News ServiceMarch 21, 2017
McGuinness was an early activist in the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. Later, joined the Irish Republican Army, which was leading an armed insurrection against British rule in Northern Ireland.