Links to this morning’s reports

Catholic Church a male bastion of patronising platitudes, former President McAleese

‘It’s the player’s choice’: Martin O’Neill responds to Northern Ireland boss Michael’s ‘Catholic’ comments

SinnFéin has called on Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill to withdraw comments….. accusing Republic of Ireland soccer chiefs of targeting young Catholic players from the north.Mr O’Neill, a Catholic from Co Antrim who was capped by Northern Ireland, expressed annoyance that the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) continues to recruit northern players perceived to be from a nationalist background.

DUP leader hits out at peace threat warnings used as Brexit ‘bargaining chip’

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has raised Dáil questions about the funding for and motivation behind a special information supplement about the Irish national flag.
Ms McDonald argued that the supplement with the Irish Independent yesterday carried photographs of Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, and Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly, who is an advocate for respecting the national flag.

Equality not fully achieved yet – President Higgins

Consultation being held on future of Tuam site

Housing Executive admits it doesn’t employ enough Protestants in west of NI

Shadow chancellor’s hunger strike plaque ‘a betrayal of Labour traditions’

Celebrating the Irish nun educating children in India for 70 years

Meghan Markle baptised in ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Welby raises human rights concerns in meeting with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince

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