Fr John Gallagher (48), who is from Strabane, Co Tyrone,  has been ministering in Florida since 2000.

An Irish Catholic priest has been singled out for praise in a letter sent to the Vatican by US police officers who investigated a clerical child abuse(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley greets potential supporters on Sunday  in Johnston, Iowa. Photograph:  Steve Pope/Getty Images

Presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley, polling a distant third behind Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, urged supporters to “hold strong,” still seei(...)

Fianna Fáil enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary told the Ibec business debate political parties are not debating the serious effects a Brexit could have on Ireland.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Irish political system is not adequately debating the potential consequences of a British exit from the European Union, an election debate for bus(...)

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(...)

This time last year, maintaining the Republic’s  links with London’s biggest airport, Heathrow, was the biggest flashpoint in the debate over whether the Government should sell its stake in Aer Lingus. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The fact that 4.5 million people – not much less than the population of the Republic – flew between Dublin and London last year seems eye-popping. It (...)

In the spotlight: Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber (as Marty Baron), Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery and Brian d’Arcy James in Tom McCarthy’s film. Photograph: Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films

Shortly after the Boston Globe began to break stories about sexual abuse by priests and the decades-long cover-up by the Catholic Church, in 2002, th(...)

The Sydney St Patrick’s Day parade is the fourth largest in the world after New York, Dublin and Boston. Photograph: Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images

Irish people living in Sydney will have to find an alternative way of celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year after the organising committee of the ann(...)

Investigative reporter from the ‘Boston Globe’ Spotlight Team Michael Rezendes and actor Mark Ruffalo attend the Boston premiere of ‘Spotlight’. Photograph: Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Open Road

I got to an early screening of the new film Spotlight before Christmas. It was a fascinating and dramatic film, although it was disturbing on many lev(...)

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 (...)

Wow Air chief executive Skúli Mogensen: the airline is already flying from Dublin to Logan Airport in Boston and Baltimore, via Reykjavik

Icelandic carrier Wow Air is considering using Dublin Airport as a base for expansion beyond its current market, according to its chief executive, Skú(...)