Billionaire Donald Trump lost to Texas senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a virtual tie after a hard-fought battle. Photograph: Composite/Bloomberg/AFP

Billionaire Donald Trump lost to Texas senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a virtual tie af(...)

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council and imam of the mosque at Blanchardstown

Blaming religion for the actions of terrorists has to be contested, one of Ireland’s leading Muslim voices has said. Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, chair of (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said the Catholic Church is dragging its feet over the divestment process in schools.

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said the Catholic Church is dragging its feet over the divestment process in schools. The divestment process is p(...)

Thinking anew: the Ven Gordon Linney. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Ven Gordon Linney is a compassionate man of clearly thought out Christian conviction who is never afraid of entering the fray in defence of that c(...)

The education of children with no religious belief is a problem for parents. It straddles the rural-urban divide – city schools under the patronage of(...)

Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

The recent Berkeley tragedy which claimed the lives of six young people highlighted the central role that priests can play in providing comfort and so(...)

 Dr Ian McNie: “Values associated with the beginning and ending of life, the family dynamic, freedom of conscience and the sanctity of marriage are all under threat.” Photograph: Jamie Trimble/Presbyterian Church/PA

The new Presbyterian moderator has said the church is facing ever-increasing intolerance. “Opinions are expressed and laws enacted that are at vari(...)

 Bishop Kevin Doran: ‘I’m conscious that whatever the situation, some people were hurt by either what I said or what they thought I had said and I very much regret that.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Bishop of Elphin has said he regrets the hurt experienced by people over his remarks claiming that the gay parents of children are not necessarily(...)

Graham Dwyer told gardaí he could understand how his DNA came to be in Elaine O’Hara’s apartment at Belarmine Plaza in Stepaside, but he said it was nothing of a “sexual nature”. He later admitted that they did have a sexual relationship.

Graham Dwyer told gardaí he could understand how his DNA came to be in Elaine O’Hara’s apartment at Belarmine Plaza in Stepaside, but he said it was n(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Pope has “ability to see that truth and mercy are not mutually exclusive”.

Church leaders, or self-appointed church spokespeople, have been warned by the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin against using insensitive(...)