President Michael D Higgins: will be present at ecumenical service to mark death 1,000 years ago.Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins will attend an ecumenical service in Dublin on Wednesday to mark the death of Brian Boru 1,000 years ago at the Battle (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: I object to anything that would unjustly tarnish all good priests with the unpardonable actions. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin warned against the corrosive effects of cynicism and criticised a cartoon in this newspaper (...)

Friends and family of the late Christine Buckley were joined by  survivors of institutional abuse from the Aislinn Centre outside Dublin’s Pro Cathedral for the months mind Mass this evening. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

They filled out the Dublin’s Pro Cathedral this evening, mainly older men and women, most of whom had been in residential institutions as child(...)

 Christine Buckley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again . . .” You’ve been on my mind for four weeks now, like “a vision softly(...)

The Jewish Museum in Portobello, Dublin,  where the commission will visit tomorrow. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Anglican- Jewish Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury is meeting in Dublin this week (...)

Donal Buckley, right, husband of campaigner Christine Buckley  at the funeral at St.Therese Church, Mount Merrion. Dublin.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Christine Buckley was “a woman of extraordinary courage,” President Michael D Higgins said after her funeral in Dublin this morning. Spe(...)

Pope Francis blesses the altar during Ash Wednesday Mass at Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi

Pope Francis was yesterday bitterly criticised by abuse victims’ lobbies, following his forth(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said some of the church’s teachings are perceived to “disconnected from real life experience of families – and not by just younger people.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Catholic teaching on contraception, cohabitation, same sex relationships, the divorced and remarried is “disconnected from real life experience(...)

Sinéad O’Connor and Gerry Buttimer TD at Trinity College Dublin to debate a motion that “The Catholic Church can be salvaged”. O’Connor said Jesus Christ was a “militantly anti-religious man”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Catholic Church may be moving to a stage where gay people are no longer treated as “second-class citizens”, Fine Gael TD J(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

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