Cardinal Desmond Connell leaving the press conference following the 2002 egm at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the most fraught confrontations between senior Catholic Church figures and the Irish media took place on April 8th, 2002. It was at a press con(...)

Fianna Fáil councillor Dan McCarthy has placed a motion on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of Kerry County Council asking it to pass a resolution requesting the bishop to allow time in churches at the end of funeral Masses for people to sympathise with bereaved families in parishes where this is not currently allowed.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Mourners should be allowed to sympathise personally with bereaved people inside all churches in Kerry after funeral Masses, a local councillor has sai(...)

Shane Rogers who died on December 20th, 2011, in the cell following a remand hearing at Cloverhill District Court.

Prison officers who were on duty when a Co Monaghan man took his life in a courthouse holding cell said they were unaware of protocols demanding that (...)

 Nephin’s nature: wilderness in a modified landscape. Illustration: Michael Viney

There’s a stretch of road in north Mayo, through Bangor Erris to Mulrany, where the sky opens up to twice its normal size and is lighted, at ti(...)