Pope Francis appoints new cardinal Mozambican Bishop Julio Duarte Langa during the consistory at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on February 14th. Francis has now appointed 31 new elector (under 80) cardinals  since his election in March, 2013. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty

On Monday of this week, the Holy See quietly initiated a project that in many senses embodies Pope Francis’s famous call for a “church of the poor and(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with  team mate Marouane Fellaini (right) after scoring the third against   Preston North End   at  Deepdale. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Preston North End 1 Manchester United 3A comfortable scoreline, Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet and hostilities renewed in the quarter-finals with Arse(...)

Manchester United’s  Marcos Rojo  heads home  their second goal past Cambridge United Chris Dunn during the FA Cup fourth-round replay  at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester United 3 Cambridge United 0Manchester United enjoyed the kind of relaxed evening that eluded Louis van Gaal’s men in the first game of this(...)

Yaya Sanogo celebrates after Marouane Chamakh puts Crystal Palace 3-2 up against Southampton. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Liverpool 0 Bolton 0Liverpool’s avoided an FA Cup upset at home to Bolton but even on a day of shocks it was not much of an achievement after a tooth(...)

Paul Gallagher SC argues in a new book that the seriousness and extent of the challenges posed by EU law are not widely understood by the public, politicians or lawyers. Photographer: Paul O’Driscoll

Recent EU treaty changes have had much less significance for Ireland than the “regular and automatic” changes brought about by new laws from Brussels(...)

 Marie Farrell  arriving at the Four Courts on Thursday to give evidence in the Ian Bailey case.Photograph:  Collins/Courts

Marie Farrell has told of her dilemma over having to give evidence for seven newspaper publishers in a libel action being brought by Ian Bailey, as h(...)

The department confirmed it had received correspondence about the operation of the regulatory body for nurses, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

A whistleblower has raised concerns with the Department of Health about the operation of the regulatory body for nurses, the Nursing and Midwifery Boa(...)

The Nurses and Midwives organisation protest in Blackrock, Co Dublin, on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Health told the regulatory body for nurses last week that it was imperative that it reached a negotiated solution with unions in a r(...)

In the High Court in 2012, Mr Justice Peter Charleton ruled the family were entitled to advance claims that the loans were made for “wholesale” market manipulation in breach of Irish and European law.

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a decision permitting the family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn a(...)

  INMO general secretary Liam Doran said the decision to increase the fee demonstrated “a complete loss of contact” with the nursing and midwifery professions.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Over 64,000 nurses and midwives have been warned they will not be able to work if they withhold their registration fee, an action urged by their uni(...)