Fr Alphonsus Cullinan has been appointed the new Bishop of Waterford and Lismore by Pope Francis. Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

A 55 year old Clareman and late vocation to the priesthood has been appointed the new Catholic Bishop of Waterford & Lismore. Fr Alphonsus Cullina(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on their arrival to Kazumu International Airport, Lilongwe, Malawi on the ninth day of the President’s 22-day official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew

Irish missionaries were Ireland’s original pioneers in Africa, President Michael D Higgins has said in Malawi. Six Irish missionaries with long servi(...)

A person walks past as waves crash onto the Coast Road in Malahide, Dublin on Friday. Met Éireann has issued a fresh weather warning today with gusts of up to 110km/h forecast and a risk of coastal flooding. Photograph: PA

Met Éireann has upgraded its weather warning for today and is forecasting gusts of up to 120km/h today with a risk of further coastal flooding.It upgr(...)

Jean Butler cheers on the dancers taking part in Riverdance: The Gathering Longest Line on Sunday, as 1,693 dancers from 44 countries gathered on the Liffey quays to break the previous world record of 652 people dancing in a line, set in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

If you’ve heard of The Gathering, you’ll have an opinion on it. Gabriel Byrne certainly did. Last November the actor described the year-long initiativ(...)