Louis O’Neill addresses staff at a presentation to mark his retirement in the Irish Times newsroom. Photograph: Frank Miller

Louis O’Neill (83), former group managing director and chief executive of The Irish Times, died yesterday at St Vincent’s hospital Dublin following a (...)

Ireland’s Jason Quigley: said “becoming a world champion, that’s the ultimate dream”.     Photograph: Inpho

Irish super-middleweight Jason Quigley is expected to have his next fight on the Macklin Macklin versus Jorge Heiland undercard at the 3Arena in Dubli(...)

The funeral of Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddihy en route to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photograph:  Trevor McBride

People with mental-health problems must seek professional help, said the daughter of a couple killed in their Co Donegal home. Maureen Cuddihy (...)

Pope Francis: praying for change. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

Cardinal George Pell was in jocular form during the first week of the current synod of bishops in Rome. Prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the E(...)

The ambulance used to transport a patient with possible Ebola symptoms is parked outside Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A man in Massachusetts who was being evaluated at a Boston hospital for a possible Ebola infection does not appear to have the deadly disease, offici(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy has been detained on charges of first degree murder, and assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury, since her arrest five days after the death of toddler Rehma Sabir in January last year.

The date for the murder trial of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy in the US has been postponed until January due to delays in obtaining evidence fro(...)

Sean Parker’s dying wish was to be buried alongside his mother in Glinsk, but with no living family he was destined for an unmarked grave in the UK until the local community intervened. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Old schoolfriends today paid a poignant tribute to one of their own. The men, in their 70s and 80s, joined with the rest of the community of Gl(...)

The  bomb attack happened at 12.45am this morning near the Holy Cross Church (above) in Belfast, sparking a security alert for several hours. The PSNI blamed dissident republicans.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An explosive device thrown at police officers early this morning near a Catholic church in Northern Ireland was designed to kill, a senior commander (...)

‘Pope Francis has made the environment a core aspect of his papacy. In the homily of his inauguration Mass, he explained that “protecting all creation [and] respecting the environment in which we live” is the responsibility of everyone.’ Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Our planet is a beautiful and fruitful place. The land, seas and sky work in harmony to provide us with everything we need to maintain life. We depend(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. File photograph: Eric Luke Staff/The Irish Times.

The situation of Catholics who are divorced through no fault of their own, but were still denied Communion, should be among issues addressed by bishop(...)