Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said: “It’s very clear that if this referendum is an affirmation of the views of young people, then the church has a huge task in front of it to find the language to be able to talk to and to get its message across to young people, not just on this issue, but in general.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church needs “a reality check” in the wake of the same-sex marriage referendum and needs to ask if it has drifted away from young people,(...)

From left: Jay Lassiter, John Keating and Trevor Powell, from the USA in the court yard at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times. 2:35

A steady steam of people began arriving at Dublin Castle from mid-morning, bearing picnics, pizza and rainbow flags. Hundreds gathered in the upper(...)

A file image showing gardai on Steelstown Lane. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses following the discovery of a man’s body in Rathcoole, Co Dublin at the same location where an abandoned new born ba(...)

Máire Godfrey: “I can’t believe it’s me. It’s like it’s all happening to somebody else, but I’m getting a great kick from it all.”     Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What would you do if you were hurtling towards your 100th birthday and still had many new experiences to try? Máire Godfrey, who lives in Donnybrook,(...)

Bees working in a hive. The Bí project, which is trying to reintegrate bees into Dublin’s northt inner city, has called on all Yes and No campaigners to allow referendum posters to be recycled as bee hives.  Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

There’s no doubt that some campaigners will be stung by the result in the same-sex marriage referendum, but an environmental group hopes to turn the c(...)

Students and friends applaud following the funeral mass of Ana Hick, at the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ana Hick was a born performer who lit up everyone’s life with love, laughter and fun, mourners heard at her funeral Mass at the Church of the Assumpti(...)

Food and Drink Industry Ireland director Paul Kelly said the food and drink industry was more deeply embedded in all regions of the Irish economy than any other manufacturing sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government should avoid discriminatory taxes on food and beverages and should support voluntary industry efforts on health and nutrition, Food an(...)

Ana Hick. Friends and classmates of the drama student will hold an evening of remembrance for the 18-year-old at the Irish Film Academy in Temple Bar on Monday evening.

Friends of drama student Ana Hick, who died in hospital after collapsing outside a nightclub in Dublin city centre, have gathered at the Irish Film Ac(...)

One in three families with primary school children are worried about their budget for food, new research has found.

The number of children coming to school hungry has increased in the past year, according to 77 per cent of teachers surveyed in new research on food (...)

Artist Ayelet Lalor in her  workshop: The treatment for her lymphoma includes a bone marrow transplant so her dusty workshop will be out of bounds for some time.

Ayelet Lalor’s headscarves are like intricate sculptures. They rise from her head like exotic birds about to take flight. But you would expect nothin(...)