J P’s old man greets us at the front door with a smile and a handshake for me and a hug for Sorcha that ever so slightly crosses the line that sepa(...)

Dr Eamon Martin  at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Primate of the Catholic Church, has praised the progress made by policitians in the North in recent days but warned again(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin made an appeal to parishioners for donations on Decmeber 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost as much food was collected in Dublin’s Catholic parishes on the weekend of December 6th and 7th, as in three collections last year. To date, 1(...)

Ismaaiyl Brinsley (28) is seen in an undated picture provided by the New York Police Department on December 21, 2014. 1:32

The gunman who murdered two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred of police and the government and an (...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy in court earlier this year. Photograph: Boston Globe/Getty Images

For the third time in two years, lawyers representing an Irish nanny accused of murdering an infant in her care have agreed to postpone her trial to g(...)

Pat Donlon,  with her daughter Sinéad Kelly, granddaughter Emma Kelly and Frank Young at  Phelim Donlon’s funeral,  at the Church of St John the Baptist, Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Phelim Donlon loved this time of year, his wife, Pat, recalled at the end of his funeral Mass in the Church of St John the Baptist, Blackrock, Dubl(...)

Bill Cosby has spoken for the first time since the emergence of a number of sexual assault allegations dating back to the 1960s. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Bill Cosby has broken his silence after a number of rape accusations in a very brief interview with the New York Post’s Page Six.“Let me say this. I o(...)

The funeral of former Kerry South TD Jackie Healy-Rae is led by Jackie’s pony ‘Peig’ past his pub in Kilgarvan village. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh/MacMonagle

He was buried wearing the cap. It could not have been any other way. Charlie Chaplin had his bowler. John Wayne had his Stetson. And Jackie Healy-Rae (...)

 Mourners arrive in the rain to pay their respects to the late Jackie Healy-Rae in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry this afternoon. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Hundreds of people gathered in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry, for the removal of the remains of former Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae.From early afternoon, lo(...)

Jackie Healy-Rae: a “committed and passionate public servant”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Cross-party tributes have been paid to former Kerry South Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83.Mr Healy-Rae, who died in Kerry Genera(...)