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Rapid transport for Pope Francis during his visit

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A carefully modified Skoda Rapid will transport Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland.

Corless rejects invitation to Pope's civic reception

Historian Catherine Corless has declined an invitation to a civic reception for Pope Francis at Dublin Castle this Saturday.

Galway faithful prepare for papal visit to Knock

Thousands of people are expected to travel from around Galway to Knock and Dublin this weekend to see Pope Francis, who will visit Mayo's Marian shrine on Sunday.

Hundreds of thousands of views for video on Tuam mother and baby home

A five minute video portraying the scandal of the Tuam mother and baby home has received hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook.

‘Standing for truth’ public gathering set for Athlone

With the Papal visit this weekend, it is evident that this event has garnered much attention throughout the country. Ultimately, this visit means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For many people of faith, it is a positive event that the Head of the Catholic Church will be visiting our fair Ireland for the first time since the last Papal visit almost 40 years ago. Both Dublin and Knock are very much prepared for the vast number of devout followers that intend to share an audience with Pope Francis.

'When I talk to Catholics on the street, I find we have a lot of common ground'

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The papal visit this weekend will see plenty of celebratory flags and bunting on show but the Ireland of today is very different to the one which greeted John Paul II in 1979. One small, yet vivid, symbol of our changed country is the advocacy group Atheist Ireland, founded in 2008, and which has some 500 subscribers, as well as 13,000 likes on its Facebook page.

Hurling fever grips Galway

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Hurling fever has taken hold of Galway as the county prepares to tackle Limerick in this Sunday's decider at Croke Park, when Micheál Donoghue's senior men travel to Dublin, looking to secure back-to-back titles for the first time since 1988.

Knock Novena in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis

This year will be the 41st celebration of the Novena and is such an important year as many prepare the way for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Shrine as part of the world meeting of families in Dublin.

Knock Novena preparing the way for Pope Francis

This year will be the 41st celebration of the Novena and is such an important year as many prepare the way for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Shrine as part of the world meeting of families in Dublin.

Disregard sat-nav if you’re using Ireland West Airport during Pope’s visit

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Passengers using Ireland West Airport on the day that Pope Francis flies into Mayo have been advised to disregard sat-nav and follow diversion signs as there will be significant road closures to allow for the pontiff’s visit.

 

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