Sahm Venter is a freelance journalist and the editor of several books, including The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.

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British plan to stop Northern Ireland 'Troubles' prosecutions draws church criticism

The British government wants to replace prosecutions and civil actions from victims of the Troubles with an "information recovery body" to encourage reconciliation in the territory. One critic, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, calls the plan "a betrayal of trust."

Northern Irish diocese's plan to redress abuse criticized for payment caps

"You can't put a cap on trauma," says Sean Faloon, one of dozens over decades who say they were abused as children by the late Fr. Malachy Finegan in the Dromore Diocese.

Ireland's virtual globetrotting 'Granny Nancy' dies at 107

Nancy Stewart, whose online Mass tour won her a social media following, died weeks before her 108th birthday. She became noted for her dedication to prayer, fun attitude and positive outlook through the pandemic's bleakest days.

Protests against language school show Northern Ireland's post-Brexit divisions

Northern Ireland's divisive politics have led the ancient Irish language, once spoken by all here, to be identified more with Catholic and nationalist communities, who broadly seek for the territory to be a part of the Republic of Ireland from which it was carved a hundred years ago.