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(...)

Alan Kelly, Minister fo the Environment: the public was positively disposed to passing the referendum but nothing could be taken for granted.  Archive photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said some bishops contributing to the marriage equality debate have been balanced while others have not.Sp(...)

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(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said: “The failure of any single Church organisation to implement the common norms casts a shadow over the credibility of the entire safeguarding efforts of the Catholic Church.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was “appalling” that some major religious congregations had delayed in fully implementing the Irish Catholic Church’s child protection guidelines a(...)

The young pregnant woman taken off life support following a High Court decision last Friday was buried today in a cemetery following requiem Mass

The young pregnant woman taken off life support following a High Court decision last Friday was buried on Monday in a cemetery following requiem Mass.(...)

Larry Hughes from Crumlin enjoying the 90th year of the Knights of St Columbanus annual sit down Christmas Day Dinner for the poor and homeless held in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people were given dinner at the RDS in Dublin on Christmas Day by the Knights of Columbanus. The event, also attended by Archbishop(...)

Michael Fingleton: the book has a fascinating series of case studies from Fás to Michael Fingleton’s Irish Nationwide Building Society

David W Duffy, the founding director of Prospectus Management Consultants, launches an intriguing new book called A Practical Guide to Corporate Gover(...)

A death in Dublin

The death of John Corrie, who was sleeping in a doorway near Leinster House on Monday night, was a shocking and shaming event. But, as Catholic Archbi(...)

Catherine Murphy: insisted that providing shelter for the homeless was about money

Providing accommodation for the homeless was not just a question of money: “It is a question of managing effectively . . . to have as many people off(...)

A man walks past flowers left on Molesworth Street, near Leinster House in Dublin, where a man was found dead on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 2:50

A special forum on homelessness is to be convened this Thursday by the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.There were calls for an emergency summi(...)