Hillary Clinton after being inducted into the 2015 Irish America Hall of Fame in New York in recognition of her role and commitment to the Irish peace process. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton hailed the role of women in bringing peace to Northern Ireland but, noting the disagreements between the (...)

Police stand guard at a crime scene in the Bronx on Tuesday after two  New York plainclothes officers were shot and injured while responding to a grocery store robbery. Three suspects are being questioned. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

The widening rift between New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and city’s rank-and-file police officers over his police reforms and response to the kill(...)

Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

The list of most-read stories of 2014 on irishtimes.com tells us a little about what our readers like to consume, but it tells us more about media,(...)

‘In a way “Hallelujah” should not have such massive popular appeal. After all, the music and the lyrics go against the contemporary grain.’ Above, Leonard Cohen. Photograph:  Graham Denholm/WireImage

Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah hit the headlines again recently when Fr Ray Kelly’s custom-made cover version for a wedding in Meath went viral. In a(...)

Walking On Cars

It’s the night after the Brit Awards, that annual hooley for the British music industry. You’d expect all of those record company big kahoonas who’d p(...)

The video of Fr Ray Kelly singing at a wedding has gone  worldwide and was viewed 34 million times on YouTube.

Fr Ray Kelly, the singing priest who became a YouTube sensation, has been offered two separate record deals with major record labels. Fr Kelly came to(...)

Fr Ray Kelly: “I love to sing, and I love the buzz of performing. I travelled to America and did shows there. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before, but I’m coping.” Fr Ray Kelly: “I love to sing, and I love the buzz of performing. I travelled to America and did shows there. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before, but I’m coping.”

A singing Meath priest who hit the headlines after his rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah went viral has continued to soar in popularity. (...)

Fr Ray Kelly: “I love to sing, and I love the buzz of performing. I travelled to America and did shows there. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before, but I’m coping.” Fr Ray Kelly: “I love to sing, and I love the buzz of performing. I travelled to America and did shows there. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before, but I’m coping.”

A Meath priest has become an overnight YouTube sensation after a video of him singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah went viral. Fr Ray Kelly’s sur(...)