Msgr Paul Tighe was ordained Bishop at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome

One of the most senior Irishmen in the Vatican Msgr Paul Tighe was ordained Bishop at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Saturday morning by Secretary of (...)

Aoife proposed to  her husband Niall

I’m down on one knee looking up at Niall, my boyfriend of five years. I’ve gotten him into the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin city centre, the scene of one(...)

 Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw: “We have to simply concentrate on the 80 minutes that’s in front of us, do one thing well, move on to the next job and do that well and then we’ll get the right result.” Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

In a tournament so parochial by nature, the Six Nations mood music will always strike a familiar tone, but for Scotland it seems to be stuck on repea(...)

Victoria Fox pictured leaving the Four Courts  after the opening day of her High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman left with a scar on her nose after she was struck in the face by a glass bottle which fell from an overhead locker on a Ryanair plane has sued(...)

The prospect of a British exit would deprive Ireland of one of its main EU allies

The British deal reached on Friday night in Brussels represents a feat of diplomacy if nothing else by the European Union. After 40 hours of negotia(...)

Ireland’s ‘stable political environment’ is quoted as one of the principal reasons for its relatively high ranking among 230 other destinations.

Dublin has been ranked 33rd on a list measuring quality of living in cities throughout the world. As Ireland prepares to take to the polls, the coun(...)

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22:  Eddie Jones, the England head coach, poses after the media session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2016 in Bagshot, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Asking a forthright Australian to discuss the popularity level of the English is like inviting Boris Johnson to share his views on the French. Eddie J(...)

In early 2013, Ellen Page seemed to have the world at her feet. Aged just 26 she could look back on a career spanning more than 15 years, a career th(...)

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard a flight from Mexico to Italy. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has indicated that women exposed to the Zika virus may be permitted to use contraception to avoid pregnancy, in a departure from Catholic(...)

Vatican commission for the protection of minors member Marie Collins has criticised the Holy See administration for some frustrating decisions. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Vatican’s commission for the protection of minors has issued a strongly worded statement emphasising that there is a “moral and ethical responsibi(...)