Atheist Ireland chairman Michael Nugent was due to speak at St Dominic’s girl’s secondary school in Cabra. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A group representing atheists has criticised a decision by a Dominican secondary school to cancel an invitation to address its final-year students on (...)

‘Children have a right to attend inclusive public schools.’ Photograph: Getty Images

At a recent meeting with Atheist Ireland, the Taoiseach and the Minister for Education personally apologised to atheist parent Derek Walsh, whose chil(...)

BMW may just have answered the prayers of well-heeled south Dublin suburban families courtesy of its latest X5 variant. With the introduction of it(...)

Emily Logan, chief of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, who told the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on Monday that   the  choices made by the Government since 2008 had resulted in increased poverty for adults and children, high youth unemployment and a significant increase in food poverty. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish governments have prioritised fiscal consolidation in their budgetary policies since 2008 and disregarded the human rights implications of these(...)

Soulmates: Michael Nugent and Anne Holliday

My smart, sexy, funny and courageous wife, Anne Holliday, died of lung cancer four years ago last Thursday. We loved each other very much for all of t(...)

‘Seán MacBride  had sent an even more obsequious letter to archbishop McQuaid on his own election to the Dáil.’

It is difficult to believe how much the religious atmosphere of Ireland has changed over the lifetime of many of us. Life itself, of course, has chang(...)

Pope Francis arrives for the opening of the Synod on the themes of family in Vatican City. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

In his former life, Pope Francis was noted for his openness to people of all faiths and of none. In 2011, he said “dialogue is born from an attitude o(...)

The new headstone on the plot at Glasnevin Cemetery for people who donated their bodies to medical science.

The medical schools at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI), University College Dublin (UCD) have agreed to neutralise w(...)

Audrey Carville: the journalist has been doing a sterling job as a summer presenter on Drivetime

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always polarised opinions, but such has been the carnage in Gaza that it has been particularly difficult to re(...)

Eamon Gilmore: to attend Council of State meeting on proposed abortion legislation on Monday

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, who is agnostic, sought and received legal advice on swearing a religious oath when he attends the Council of State meeting on(...)