“The Vatican has said Pope Francis will meet victims of clerical sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland this weekend.
“The pope is visiting Ireland on 25 and 26 August to attend the Catholic World Meeting of Families in Dublin and will also visit Knock Shrine in Co Mayo.
“Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke told reporters at a briefing today that the meeting with clerical abuse survivors will not be announced until after it is over and that it will be up to the victims if they want to speak afterwards.”
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan visit the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland at where they will be meeting with the Management of the Centre as well as with members of the Muslim community in Dublin.
Former President Trump White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at an event called ‘The Evolution of American Conservatism, the Presidency of Donald Trump and the Implications for US Foreign Policy’ MC-ed by economist Dan O’Brien and hosted by the Trump-loathing IIEA Institute of International & European Affairs.
On the third anniversary of Dott members’ Anna and Evan’s Wedding Day, Dott have released a new video for Wedding Song, taken from their new album Heart Swell.
The video, by Madra Dana, is a look back at what weddings looked like before Same Sex Marriage was legal while being juxtaposed with McCarthy’s lyrics which contemplate how the Marriage Referendum has changed love and matrimony for the better in Ireland.
The band are also celebrating the launch of the album with some gigs across Ireland [details at link below]…
Hawthorn tree with public bench placed outside her gallery by Una Young in protest at the cutting down of 30 year old trees on Foley St in Dublin’s North Inner City – really shocked at such disrespect for local community for whom these trees meant a lot @Vallmeister@herbalschoolpic.twitter.com/hroX5UaSHc
Trees were removed by Clúid Housing in front of St.Mary’s Mansions, J.Joyce st & S.McDermott st., Dec 17. ‘Bench for One’ is part of the @Treeline_Prj to encourage tree planting in the city and provide a place to rest/stop/think. #nobenchesdublin