Fr Michael Cleary: Dublin priest Fr Arthur O’Neill, in a newsletter last June, described media revelations that Fr Cleary had children as ‘exasperating’ and unproven. Photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

A Dublin parish priest, rebuked by two Catholic archbishops last June for casting doubt on media reports that Fr Michael Cleary fathered children, has(...)

Clare defender Seán McMahon (left) tackles Declan Ryan of Tipperary during the 1997 All-Ireland hurling final, the first time intra-provincial rivals met at the venue. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Tipperary’s clash with Cork this Sunday in the second hurling semi-final means that of the Munster hurling rivalries only Cork versus Limerick has yet(...)

 ‘FrKevin Reynolds’s forgiving vindication highlighted another strand in the tapestry of Irish Catholic ministry: brave service in adversity.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The revelation in 1992 that an Irish Catholic bishop had fathered a child didn’t look then like the onset of two decades of PR winter for Catholic cle(...)

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan: “The city council must recognise that, however well-intentioned its regulatory other interventions have been, they have undoubtedly contributed to the current unsatisfactory state of affairs.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The “regulatory burden” on owners or prospective developers of Georgian houses needs to be relaxed to bring t(...)

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(...)