In Ireland a nonbaptised child faces the prospect of languishing at the bottom of an oversubscribed school’s admission list

It is a noisy baptism day at a church in north Co Dublin. Parents, godparents, grandparents are gathered in the pews, resplendent in Sunday-b(...)

The scene at the funerals of Thomas and Sylvia Connors and their children Christopher, Jim and baby Mary at the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The deaths of 10 people, including five children, at a temporary halting site two weeks ago must be a “watershed moment” in relations between the Trav(...)

Philippine environmental activists march during a protest at the Human Rights Commission office in Manila on September 22nd, 2015. The activists are calling for an investigation into the top 50 investor-owned fossil fuel companies over climate change impacts upon people and their livelihoods. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Chairman of the Government’s National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change Dr John FitzGerald has said it is not realistic to expect the US, Chin(...)

Muslim scholar Dr Ali Selim was congratulated this evening for stimulating debate on inclusivity in education in Ireland. “We owe Dr Ali a great debt (...)

A group representing Irish priests has called for radical measures to be taken by the Catholic bishops to address the current vocations crisis in the Church.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A group representing Irish priests has called for radical measures to be taken by the Catholic bishops to address the current vocations crisis in the (...)

Massgoers leaving the Pro Cathedral in Dublin. “The institutional 
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church will have to heal the many wounds it has inflicted on so many people in the past,” Msgr Lane said.

The Catholic Church in Ireland might look to how Fianna Fáil has reinvented itself when considering its own future, a leading Dublin priest has said.M(...)