Michael Hogan, the Tipperary footballer who was killed at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday on November 21st, 1920

The GAA will mark the 95th anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday, November 21st, 1920, at a special ceremony in Croke Park tonight before the st(...)

Catholic Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan said homosexual activity was “morally wrong behaviour”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) has stood down a Galway fund committee that last year allocated €45,000 to a resource centre for the lesbian, gay(...)

Valentin Ribet (26) was  a descendant of Thomas Addis Emmet, older brother of Robert Emmet (above), who was executed in 1803 for his role in the Dublin rebellion of that year.

A young lawyer who was among the first to be identified as a victim of last Friday night’s atrocities in Paris had strong Irish republican connections(...)

Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri arrives with a wreath at the French Embassy in Dublin ahead of a minute’s silence across Europe to mark the victims of Friday’s attacks in the French capital.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

These are uneasy times for Muslims in the West. On Saturday in Dublin a man pointed at Imam Dr Umar Al-Qadri in his clerical attire “and said one word(...)

Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Dublin doctor Cyril Daly died in August at the age of 82. He was buried in St Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, but his true memorial occurred this week in(...)

 President Michael D Higgins said the anti-austerity street protests in many EU states could be seen as “not just the mechanical result of deplorable levels of unemployment and deteriorating material circumstances”, but also a reflection of a “breakdown of trust between citizens and their institutions”.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Unaccountable forces removed from democratic control are today in control in the European Union, President Michael D Higgins has declared in one of th(...)

On March 29th 1975 Fr Seán Brady, later the Catholic primate, was asked by Bishop McKiernan to conduct a canonical inquiry into allegations of abuse against the Norbertine priest Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

And so ends one of the sorriest sagas in the abuse crisis which has engulfed the Catholic Church in Ireland. It first came to public notice with the j(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 which will enable same-sex couples to marry in Ireland. Tánaiste Joan Burton signed an accompanying regulation under the Civil Registration Act 2004 at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 at Dublin Castle on Tuesday evening. (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘I think some of the, what I would call, educational establishment in the Catholic Church are dragging their feet.’   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

At DCU in September 2006 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “the fostering of plurality of educational patronage is something desirable and welcome in Ir(...)

Prof John Coolahan: “I would have expected more where the Christian ethos is so strong.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Efforts to divest schools from religious ownership in the State have been very disappointing, especially as the process involves people of strong Chr(...)