Mark Farren in action in 2006. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Soccer star Mark Farren has been laid to rest alongside his late triplets after his battle with cancer. The 33-year-old has been remembered as one of(...)

David Drumm: His solicitors wrote to the DPP stating that he would return voluntarily to face trial and abide by the strictest conditions if the State agreed not to oppose bail. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm’s lawyers have offered surety of more than €100,000 if the State agrees not to oppose bail should (...)

The final Mass at the Marianella Irish Redemptorist centre in Rathgar, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The woman was clear. “It’s like a big funeral,” she said to a friend as they waited to say farewell to Fr Dan Baragry, Redemptorist provincial superi(...)

The Marianella seminary, church and grounds, on 3.28 hectares (8.11 acres), were sold to Cairn Homes last June

The final Mass at the Redemptorist congregation’s Marianella centre in Dublin’s Rathgar takes place tomorrow morning. The Marianella seminary, churc(...)

Fr Raphael Annan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fr Raphael Annan: arrived from Ghana, 2014 When Fr Raphael Annan first mentioned to his father that he wanted to enter the seminary, he was told he(...)

Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Collins

Preparations for the Easter Rising parade will make it very difficult to celebrate Mass in the Pro-Cathedral on Easter Sunday, the Archbishop of Dubli(...)

The outside of La Loche Community School in Saskatchewan, Canada on Friday. Photograph:  Joshua Mercredi/The Canadian Press via AP

The gunman suspected of killing four people and injuring several others in Canada’s worst school violence in a decade first shot his two brothers at (...)

File photograph of comedian Bill Cosby. File photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP Photo

Statements made by Bill Cosby, his wife and his lawyer at the time to counter accusations that he had sexually assaulted women were not defamatory, a (...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin with Karol Hawriluk and Sean Moore who are  Junior Infants pupils  at Our Lady of the Wayside National School in Bluebell, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The practice of parents and priests baptising children just so they can get access to schools is wrong, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said the respect and recognition Pieta House enjoys “is not so much about an organisational structure, but about the extraordinary role it has played in the intimacy of the lives of the many men, women and children who have come into contact with it”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The role of the Catholic Church in promoting taboos surrounding suicide has been criticised by the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. Sp(...)