'A most serious, tragic and alarming case'

Adrian Hardiman (pictured), a judge of the Supreme Court, recently delivered the main judgment in an appeal on the issue of damages taken by Donegal nightclub owner, Frank Shortt, arising from his wrongful conviction on drug charges in 1995. Adrian Hardiman had been the presiding judge on the Court of Criminal Appeal in July 2002 when that court deemed Shortt's conviction a miscarriage of justice.

The promises of greed

Vacuous pre-election debates ignore the really important social issues: inequality, healthcare, child poverty, education. By Vincent Browne

Vatican censors liberation theologian

The Vatican has censored two books on Christology by a liberation theologian on the grounds that they “may cause harm to the faithful.” Among the “flaws” identified by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the works by Jesuit Fr. Jon Sobrino, a former theological adviser to Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, is an insufficient emphasis on the divinity of Christ.

International Women's Day 2007

International Women's Day (IWD) will be marked today by thousands of events 'to inspire women and celebrate their achievements', but also to address remaining challenges to gender equality, particularly in the developing world. 

Pope praises attack on Pacifists, Ecologists and Ecumenists

The retired Archbishop of Bologna, Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, says the Antichrist presents himself as a “pacifist, ecologist, and ecumenist.” He said this in the Lenten Retreat he finished preaching on 3 March to Benedict XVI and the leaders of the Roman Curia. After the final session, the Pope praised the cardinal, saying he had delivered a “very accurate and precise diagnosis of our situation today.” What can this mean?