Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin:  “The life of every human person is equally valuable.” Photograph: The Irish Times

The Catholic primate has written to all MP’s in Northern Ireland calling on them to oppose the Assisted Dying Bill which is to be debated in the House(...)

A mural at Dalymount Park, home of Bohemians FC.

Saturday September 5th, has been declared a Day of Action in solidarity with people seeking refuge in Europe. The Irish Refugee Council and Migrant R(...)

Sabina Higgins (third from left) with Bruk Hiwet (left) and Nati Yohannes (right) of the Makush art gallery Addis Ababa,  Ethopiaid executive director Liam Barnard and Harriet and Martin Andrews, who run the Hamlin fistula hospital in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Alan Betson

A major exhibition of more than 150 works by Ethiopian artists was opened in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre on Thursday evening by Sabina Higgins, wife (...)

Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick. File photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times.

The Catholic Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has called for the State, NGOs, the Catholic Church and other organisations to work together to help fin(...)

Senator Mary Moran: she called on the congregation “to sit down and listen to the people and their priests – to communicate”

Labour Senator Mary Moran has expressed disappointment at the reception she and others received at the headquarters of the Dominican congregation in T(...)

 Fr Brendan Hoban. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The vast majority of parents want the present system of school patronage retained, according to Fr Brendan Hoban, a founder member of the Association(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown: ‘We need to avoid the caricature that the only thing the Catholic Church has to speak about is abortion, gay marriage and contraception.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The shortage of priests in Ireland is a huge problem and the “crisis in numbers . . . will, in the short term, not get better”, papal nuncio to Irela(...)

A talk to be given at a community centre in Cloyne diocese   by Fr Tony Flannery (above), who holds liberal views on women priests, homosexuality and contraception,  has been cancelled. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A talk to be given by Fr Tony Flannery at a community centre in Cloyne diocese has been cancelled by order of Bishop William Crean. It’s understood t(...)

The moving statue at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. File photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times

Apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the grotto in Mount Melleray, Co Waterford, 30 years ago in August 1985 are being marked by evening prayers and proc(...)

The Church of Ireland said being homeless “has a serious negative effect on children and their futures”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Church of Ireland has called on the Government to prioritise efforts to solve the homeless crisis. Its Church and Society Commission said “the ne(...)