Kate Colleary and journalist Olivia O’Leary at the funeral of Gordon Colleary, founder of USIT, in St Joseph’s Parish Church, Glasthule, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

American Catholic mystic Thomas Merton was quoted at the funeral of Gordon Colleary (73) whose funeral Mass took place at St Joseph’s church in Dublin(...)

Lucinda Creighton at the Reform Alliance conference at the RDS over the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Reform Alliance managed to attract a sizeable crowd to its first public meeting at the RDS over the weekend but the future of the movement remains(...)

Some 1350 people areattended  the Reform Alliance Group conference at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The formation of the Reform Alliance is not about the “perpetuation of party politics”, Lucinda Creighton said at the conclusion of the group’s first(...)

President Michael D Higgins has called for a fresh start to be made  now, in the midst of the financial crisis. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

People need to make a fresh start based on ethics, the President has told a conference, adding a new and fairer society would not automatically(...)