Update: John Hume, who helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, dies at 83

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, has hailed political leader John Hume as a "paragon of peace" for his key role in bringing an end to the conflict in Northern Ireland. Hume, 83, died early Aug. 3, his family said in a statement.

Northern Ireland religious leaders welcome restoration of institutions

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, has welcomed a new political agreement that restores the suspended democratic institutions set up as part of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

Irish abuse commission says it overestimated kids in religious-run homes

More than 10 years after its final report, the commission set up by the Irish government to investigate claims of abuse in religious-run institutions has admitted that it overestimated the number of children in the homes.

Irish newspapers apologize, pay ex-seminarian for false claims

Three Irish newspapers have apologized and paid compensation to a former seminarian after admitting they falsely claimed he was expelled from formation after being found in bed with another seminarian.