Kieran Megraw (left) and Seán Megraw carry the coffin of their brother Brendan at his funeral in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At yesterday’s funeral Mass for “Disappeared” man Brendan Megraw, his brother Kieran told of the family’s sense of joy and relief when the cortege br(...)

 Kieran Megraw (L) carries the remains of his brother Brendan  in Belfast today. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The funeral of Brendan Megraw, one of the Disappeared, was held today in west Belfast.A large crowd gathered today at St Oliver Plunkett Church in Len(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: said the NBSC was an extremely important instrument for the church in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

The National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC) “is an extremely important instrument for the church in I(...)

Bishop Noel Treanor:  enmity can be overcome and replaced by agreement. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor, one of just two Catholic dioceses wholly in Northern Ireland, has urged people there “to encourage our politic(...)

President McAleese (above) and Queen Elizabeth: showed determination and creativity to lead people to a relationship that has never been more secure, committed and mutually beneficial. Photograph Julien Behal/PA Wire

Next year, 2014, marks the centenary of the beginning of the first World War. Heralded as the “war to end all wars”, it was to become but one chapter (...)

Mary McAleese led mourners at requiem Mass for the late Paddy Leneghan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Senior State and church figures joined hundreds of mourners in Co Down yesterday for the funeral of Patrick (Paddy) Leneghan, father of former preside(...)