Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at  the Door of Mercy at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has strongly defended the 2009 Murphy report on the handling of clerical child sexual abuse in the(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Criticised by leading priest Fr Tony Flannery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, “vilified” members of the clergy who were criticised by the Commission of Investigation into the handling o(...)

Bishop Dermot O’Mahony had been “a man of great integrity”, Bishop Eamonn Walsh told the congregation in Shankill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A bishop who was sharply criticised by an inquiry into the handling of clerical abuse allegations in the Dublin archdiocese had been “scapegoated”, a(...)

Auxillary Bishop of Dublin Eamonn Walsh: “Integrity is something with steely courage and love that we all associate with Dermot O’Mahony. And goodness cannot be destroyed.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Dermot O’Mahony had been scapegoated after the 2009 Murphy commission report into clerical child abuse in the Dublin archd(...)

The new research highlights that in Ireland, heart failure remains “the Cinderella of cardiovascular diseases”, receiving proportionally less consideration than the management of acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmia.

The cost of heart failure to Irish society is €660 million a year, according to a report launched today. The incidence of the chronic condition is ex(...)

Niall Burns, Kingscourt, Co Cavan, with his winning 2.94kg trout at the Garda Competition on Lough Sheelin

What better way to end the wild brown trout season than a day’s fly fishing on Lough Lein in Killarney, Co Kerry? Apart from the fishing, the surround(...)

 A patient on a trolley in a hospital corridor. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nurses will be balloted next month on industrial action in hospital emergency departments across the State, unless independent safety reviews of each (...)

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda: A man found 44 files containing sensitive patient information on a nearby road

The HSE and the Data Protection Commissioner have launched separate investigations after a cache of files containing sensitive patient information wer(...)

In 2000, Kathleen Snavely donated $1 million to Syracuse University’s school of management in memory of her first husband. Photograph: Syracuse University archives

Kathleen Snavely February 16th, 1902 - July 6th, 2015 113 years, 140 days Kathleen Snavely (née Hayes) was born in Feakle, Co Clare. Her father was (...)

The moving statue at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. File photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times

Apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the grotto in Mount Melleray, Co Waterford, 30 years ago in August 1985 are being marked by evening prayers and proc(...)