Let us be absolutely clear: scientists are in no doubt that climate change is happening, that it’s being caused by the build-up of heat-trapping gases(...)

 Cardinal Bernard Law.

The former Cardinal Archbishop of Boston Bernard Law, who resigned from the post in 2002 amid allegations of cover-up in the handling of cleric(...)

The overseas trade drive comes after a challenging year for Irish goods exports, with a fall-off in chemical and pharmaceutical sales, largely due to big-name drugs coming off patent.

Government Ministers will highlight the success of multinational firms in Ireland and the oppotunity to be part of the State’s economic recover(...)

In Brigid’s footsteps

The consecration of the Most Revd Patricia Louise Storey today as Bishop of Meath and Kildare marks a major milestone, for she is the first woman to b(...)

A statue of St Patrick at the base of Croagh Patrick. Rev Marcus Losack’s book challenges our traditional understanding of where the saint came from and the truth about who he was.

‘I am Patrick, a sinner” is a disarmingly straightforward admission from the man credited with Christianising the Irish. Little else concerning our pa(...)

Archbishop of Dublin, Most Rev Michael Jackson: sectarianism  ‘insufficiently explored  in the Republic’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There was a little of Lady Macbeth in the reaction of some in the Church of Ireland to Archbishop Michael Jackson’s recent observations on sectarianis(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s blue-blooded Fine Gael genealogy has long been confirmed but now a major study by National Geographic has revealed he may have(...)

Crooked history: the Clonmacnoise crozier, from the 11th century. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

On the very rare days when it wasn’t raining and my father wasn’t working, he took us on long walks around Dublin Bay. On the somewhat more fre(...)

Over the last few decades, we’ve worked harder than ever at dismantling unhelpful national stereotypes. You know the sort of thing. The Irish a(...)