London’s gay community is facing a new challenge as men indulging in days-long orgies organised on social media, fuelled by drugs, such as liquid ecstasy, or “G”, in a practice known to doctors as “chemsex”.

London’s Vauxhall district is rapidly changing, fuelled by the property boom that is altering the face of the city. But at its heart, it still holds o(...)

Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, Most Rev Dr Katharine Jefferts Schori: said the next Lambeth Conference “needs to be preceded by a primates meeting at which a vast majority of primates are present”. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The worldwide Anglican Communion’s next Lambeth Conference, scheduled for 2018, has been cancelled for the first time in its history. A gathering of (...)

Twenty years after agreeing to the ordination of women as priests, the Church of England has found a compromise on the ordination of women as bishops,(...)

The Jewish Museum in Portobello, Dublin,  where the commission will visit tomorrow. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Anglican- Jewish Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury is meeting in Dublin this week (...)

The Most Rev Pat Storey, who was consecrated bishop on November 30th.

A silver cross left in a will for Ireland’s first woman bishop was presented to the Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the Most Rev Pat Storey, at Dublin’s (...)

Police stand guard at a property in Brixton, south London, where the three women lived. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

The couple arrested in London over allegations that they enslaved three women, including one Irish, have been linked to 13 other properties, police ha(...)

Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland said the three women were beaten and forced to live a life of “invisible handcuffs”.

For now she is known only as “the Irish lady”. Her first bid for freedom came in a call to a charity from a carefully hidden mobile telephone on Octob(...)

 A man walks near a road sign in Lambeth, London, today.  British police have reported that three women who have allegedly been held for 30 years as slaves in a house in the Lambeth area of south London have been freed. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Three women, including one Irish, held for 30 years against their will in London endured a “life of invisible handcuffs”, subjected to beatings and la(...)

Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland speaks to the press outside New Scotland Yard in London, last night. British police said they had arrested two people who allegedly held three women as slaves in their London home for decades.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Two people being questioned after police rescued three alleged slavery victims, including a 57-year-old Irish woman, have been released on bail. A 30-(...)

Det Insp Kevin Hyland announced outside New Scotland Yard yesterday that the police had arrested two people who allegedly held three women as slaves in their London home for decades. A 69-year-old Malaysian woman, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old British woman were  rescued. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

On October 9th, ITV broadcast an episode of its documentary Exposure, which showed Muslim clerics in British mosques prepared to marry girls aged just(...)