‘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(...)

Humanist Association of Ireland director of ceremonies Brian Whiteside said he had been informed by the General Registrar’s Office that it had concerns about people profiting from solemnising non-religious marriage ceremonies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A new law allowing for the legal recognition of non-religious marriage ceremonies is being frustrated by a delay in registering humanist celebrants, i(...)

Customers walk around cars of German premium carmaker BMW at the headquarters in Munich. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Car firms have overtaken food and technology firms as the most trusted and reputable organisations in Ireland, a new survey has shown. B(...)