Mother Teresa has been credited in the Catholic Church with two miracles, both involving the healing of sick people.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Septem(...)

Kevin O’Riordan (25) is a primary teacher from Killea, near Templemore, and intends kicking a point over the bar at all 1,616 GAA clubs in the 32 counties by St Patrick’s Day.

A Tipperary man is kicking points all over Ireland to raise money for the children of Kolkata in India, where her returns for five weeks this summer. (...)

Suffragist Margaret Sandhurst was the first woman to be given the Freedom of the City, in 1889, three years before her death.

In 140 years, 80 people have been awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Nominated by the Lord Mayor, and approved by Dublin City Council, the awa(...)

Pope John Paul II seems to have had a phenomenal capacity for friendship, something which our age longs for but often finds difficult

Edward Stourton, in this week’s BBC Panorama programme, The Secret Letters of Pope John Paul II, investigated a relationship between the pope and a Po(...)

“Mother Teresa’s statement to the UN conference was dishonest, manipulative opportunism for which it is hard to find adequate words.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It’s not the fact that Mother Teresa has been credited with cures for which there is no known disease that renders the plan for her canonisation ridic(...)

Mother Teresa, head of Missionaries of Charity, in New Delhi in 1993. She established the congregation in 1950 with 13 members in Calcutta. Photograph: AP Photo

Mother Teresa of Calcutta is expected to be canonised in September of next year following the Vatican announcement on Friday that a second miracle att(...)

Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo: her father would see her only once again after she left home to go to the Convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Photograph: Glenn copus/Evening Standard

Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo’s life reads like a high-velocity 86-year-long fairytale. She grew up on a Leitrim farm, worked as a missionary nun in the slum(...)

The certificate granting the ‘Freedom of the City of Dublin’ to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auction later this month. Photograph: Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers

The certificate granting the Freedom of the City of Dublin to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auc(...)

Nuns hold vigils to condemn the gang-rape of an elderly nun in Ranaghat, India, on March 14th, allegedly by Hindu extremists. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Ten months after prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power, many members of India’s minority Christi(...)

Ireland’s win  in Italy puts the achievements of Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King in the ha’penny place.  Photograph: Ryan ByrneINPHO

Are you old enough to remember the conveyor belt on the Generation Game? No? Well, a bunch of fabulous prizes whizzed by under the contestants’ noses (...)