Archbishop Eamon Martin: The sins of bearing false witness, defamation, detraction and calumny are no less grave just because they are committed behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Photograph: PA

Social media is being turned into a harsh and dehumanising place for some, Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. It was particularly rep(...)

Cardinal Desmond Connell leaving the press conference following the 2002 egm at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the most fraught confrontations between senior Catholic Church figures and the Irish media took place on April 8th, 2002. It was at a press con(...)

Former AFL player Michael Quinn believes that Patrick Dangerfield could prove a handful for Ireland in Saturday’s match in Perth.  Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Given its hybrid dynamic, success in the International Rules series has always been dictated by an ability to adapt, something former Essendon and now(...)

The AA, best known for its roadside recovery services, said it had priced its initial public offering  at 250p a share. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Shares in AA Group fell after the UK motoring organisation joined the London stock market, just a month after its sister company Saga failed to impres(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh and Down’s Conor Laverty during the National League campaign. The sides meet again in the opening Ulster championship match next weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Down All-Ireland winner Conor Deegan believes his county is up against it in next weekend’s opening Ulster championship match against Tyrone in Omagh.(...)

Fr Martin Clarke died as he lived, proclaiming: “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Martin Clarke, who has died aged 66, was a priest of the Dublin diocese, an urbane pastor who helped rebuild confidence in the Catholic Church after a(...)

Former spokesman for the Catholic bishops Fr Martin Clarke who died yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Fr Martin Clarke (66), the former spokesman for the Catholic bishops, has died in Dublin following a long illness.From Booterstown, Co Dublin, Fr Clar(...)

Former Down manager Pete McGrath: “We have to ensure there’s not a repeat of this lost or semi-lost generation.” Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

For much of the past 50 years Down were the instinctive choice of most people – especially outside of the province – as the Ulster county most likely(...)