Weddings must  take place at a location easily identifiable with an address and open to the public at reasonable times.

The number of non-religious marriages taking place in the State has increased significnatly, according to official figures which will be published tod(...)

Under legislation, weddings must take place at a location easily identifiable with an address and open to the public at reasonable times

A leading organiser of secular weddings is preparing a legal action against the State over what it describes as a “narrow and arbitrary” interpretati(...)

Kevin Barry: former economist with NCB Stockbrokers and the Central Bank

The death has taken place of the bookseller and former economist with NCB Stockbrokers and the Central Bank, Kevin Barry. Barry was one of a number of(...)

Séamus Griffin of Kirwans. Photograph: Frank Millar

In the middle of Dublin a group of friends and family gather to tell funny, moving stories and sing songs while a slideshow of photographs runs behind(...)

 Colin McAteer, Woodbrook Natural Burial Grounds, Killane, Co Wexford with his own headstone. Picture: Patrick Browne

The gap between death and burial is widening: “That would be the one thing I think we’ve done wrong traditionally,” says Séamas Griffin of Kirwans Fun(...)

Humanist Association of Ireland director of ceremonies Brian Whiteside said he had been informed by the General Registrar’s Office that it had concerns about people profiting from solemnising non-religious marriage ceremonies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A new law allowing for the legal recognition of non-religious marriage ceremonies is being frustrated by a delay in registering humanist celebrants, i(...)