46 Grand Parade: the four-storey vacant building extends to 1,226sq m

A substantial period building overlooking the river Lee at the southern end of Grand Parade in Cork is to be offered for sale at around €950,000. Lis(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Her department said she “will continue her predecessor’s efforts to impress on congregations the need to increase their contributions to achieve that [50:50]target.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has insisted she is “fully committed” to pursuing religious congregations for half of the €1.45 billion bill for(...)

Dromana House on the banks of the Blackwater in Waterford. Photographs: Bill Flynn

To wander into the kitchen at Dromana House is to understand immediately why one family has remained here for more than 800 years. The annivers(...)

Cardinal Seán Brady, who launched the   Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults, an adaptation of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults was launched by Cardinal Seán Brady at Maynooth yesterday. Designed to complement the Catechism of the Catho(...)

The South Presentation convent in Cork

In 1771, Nano Nagle invited the Ursuline Sisters in Paris to Cork to help run her schools in the city. She could never have imagined that as a consequ(...)

‘It is important to remember senior religious who have given and continue to give tremendous service to the poor and needy, such as Pope Francis, Venerable Nano Nagle, Venerable Catherine McAuley, Br Kevin Crowley and Sr Stanislaus Kennedy (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He looked astonished at an elderly religious sister nurse dressing the gaping wounds of a poor leprosy patient. “I wouldn’t do that for all the(...)

Nano Nagle, founder of the Presentation Sisters in Ireland, has been declared Venerable by Pope Francis. Photograph:  Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Nano Nagle, founder of the Presentation Sisters in Ireland, has been declared Venerable by Pope Francis. It means she has passed the second of four st(...)