Dr Ali Selim:  said many Muslims in Ireland “were not aware of the demonstration”, which had “come out of the blue”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The absence of a representative from the Clonskeagh mosque at the “Not in Our Name” Muslim protest against Islamic State in Dublin on Sunday was due (...)

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he regrets saying the church needed a “reality check” following the marriage equality referendum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he regrets saying the church needed a “reality check” following the marriage equality refer(...)

 Dr Umar Al-Qadri: ‘If you will remain silent you will let them come into the mosque and you will let them speak to the youth . . . They will spread the cancer of extremism to the Muslim youth.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Extremism among Muslims in Ireland exists even if the numbers are small, a protest against Islamic State was told by a Muslim leader in Dublin yesterd(...)

Patrick Anderson McQuaid, Derek Leinster and Noleen Belton, members of the Bethany Survivors Group, at the burial site of children from the Bethany Home in Harold’s Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation would like to hear from anyone who was resident in, or who worked, in any of the 14 homes it is(...)

At the Aoife Beary fundraiser at Wesley Club were from left Jennifer Geraghty, Carla Canniffe,  the American Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley  James Doherty Trisha Doherty, Lucy Geraghty and Eimear O Hoherty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sombre it was not, even if awareness of the Berkelely tragedy was on all minds at the well attended Aoife Beary Fun Raiser tag rugby competition in(...)

The protest will highlight that Islam is a religion of peace and show that all Muslims in Ireland condemn terrorism. Photograph: Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council

In what is believed to be the first protest of its kind in Ireland, Muslims from all over the Republic will take part in a ‘Not in Our Name’ protest a(...)

Lightning strikes near Cologne’s famed Catholic cathedral – more than 200,000 Germans left the Catholic Church last year. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

More than 200,000 Germans formally left the Catholic Church last year. It represents a 22 per cent increase from 2013, when 178,805 left, to 217,716 i(...)

An Garda Síochána failed in its duty to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse made by two women against a priest in the Cloyne diocese, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has found. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

An Garda Síochána failed in its duty to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse made by two women against a priest in the Cloyne diocese, the Ga(...)

A police officer is dragged away after being struck by an object thrown by Loyalist protesters, leaving his ear partially detached, at the Ardoyne roundabout, Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA 1:47

The PSNI officer in overall command of policing for the Twelfth of July parades has criticised the Orange Order for the level of marshalling it pro(...)

Carmel McDonnell Byrne - far left in a composite photo of her family.

July has always been a difficult month for Carmel McDonnell Byrne. It was the month her mother abandoned her and her seven siblings. It was the(...)