There is a serious problem of human trafficking in Ireland and the Church and other voluntary bodies had a responsibility to address it, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There is a serious problem of human trafficking in Ireland and the Church and other voluntary bodies had a responsibility to address it, the Catholic (...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)

Army head chaplain Msgr Eoin Thynne: had mentioned the President’s message in ‘reference to the general change in society with reference to the meaning of Christmas’, an Army spokesman said. Photograph: Defence Forces

Defence Forces chief of staff Lieut Gen Conor O’Boyle has conveyed his regret for any embarrassment caused to President Michael D Higgins as a resu(...)