Vicar Andrew McCroskery of St. Bartholomew’s Church of Ireland in Ballsbridge, Dublin:  “Out of the blue we got a very short email from the council saying they were no longer pursuing action against us in relation to the clock and we could turn it back on.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

The historic bells of St Bartholomew’s Church in Ballsbridge are back in action – day and night – following the decisio(...)

Vicar Andrew McCroskery of St Bartholomew’s Church of Ireland in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The bells of St Bartholomew’s Church, which have rung out over Ballsbridge in Dublin for more than 130 years, have been silenced following a complaint(...)

Fr John Kearns at a memorial Mass for deceased bikers at the Sacred Heart Church in Clones, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Alan Betson

According to the song, Jesus rode a Harley Davidson, but as for Rev John Kearns, “I’m a Honda man”. The 56-year-old was introduced to motorcycl(...)