Ireland’s civil servants feel significantly underappreciated by the citizens they serve, with just 19 per cent believing their work is valued by the public, according to an employee survey. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s civil servants feel significantly underappreciated by the citizens they serve, with just 19 per cent believing their work is valued by the p(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said: “Meetings have taken place between the Department, local authorities in the midlands and Waterways Ireland about a Blueway concept,” he said. File photograph: BluewaysIreland.org

A new initiative to promote tourism in the midlands is being prepared by the Government, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said on (...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

Fr John Gallagher said contact with the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin about the case had been unsatisfactory. Photograph: Collins

An Irish priest who has been serving in Florida since 2000 claims he has been ostracised by the church for reporting abuse-related activities of a fel(...)

In a word . . . time

Ah yes. Just 340 days left to Christmas. You’ll never feel it. The truth is, you won’t. It is a month already, by day, since Christmas 2015. You can(...)

The service takes place on Monday at St Anne’s Cathedral.

Ulster Rugby players Ruan Pienaar, Wiehahn Herbst and Paul Marshall will be talking about their faith at a service in Belfast’s Church of Ireland St A(...)

In a statement the diocese of Down and Connor said that in October 2009 it was notified by the civil authorities “of concerns of a safeguarding nature raised against Fr Paul Symonds”. File photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The diocese of Down and Connor in Northern Ireland has decided a priest who faced child abuse allegations but was not charged by the civil authorities(...)

A children’s rights group has welcomed comments from Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin who says he does not believe presenting baptismal certificates is an appropriate way to judge access to a school.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A children’s rights group has welcomed comments from Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin who says he does not believe presenting baptismal certificat(...)

Pope Francis: “the people chosen for the washing of the feet in the liturgy of Holy Thursday may be selected from all the people of God, and not only men and boys”.  Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Pope Francis has decreed that people chosen for the washing of feet at Holy Thursday ceremonies may from now on include women and girls. The papal (...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin with Karol Hawriluk and Sean Moore who are  Junior Infants pupils  at Our Lady of the Wayside National School in Bluebell, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The practice of parents and priests baptising children just so they can get access to schools is wrong, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin (...)