Archbishop Richard Clarke, whose wife Linda died in 2009 following a long illness, said there was a need ‘to understand an important moral distinction between pointless and painful medical intervention on those who are undeniably reaching the end of their lives, and active clinical assistance to end life’. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke criticised as “perplexing” the support of a former Archbishop of Canterbury for euthanasia. Lo(...)

Rev  Peter D Murray pictured after being elelcted and installed as President of the Methodist Church in Ireland at a ceremony in Christ Church Leeson Park, Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

History was made in Dublin tonight when the two Church of Ireland archbishops took part in the installation of the new Methodist President Rev Peter (...)

Dr Heather Morris, president of The Methodist Church in Ireland: “This is a truly significant moment in the history of both traditions.” Photograph: Justin Kernaghan/Photopress

Ecumenical history was made at the Church of Ireland General Synod in Dublin at the weekend when it agreed to interchange ministers with the Methodist(...)

Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke said: “There was one part of it that was rubbished comprehensively [but] it meant people didn’t look at the rest. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The two Church of Ireland archbishops have called for all relevant parties to revisit the 2009 Eames-Bradley report on addressing the past in Northern(...)

The 23rd annual stations of the cross pageant at St John the Baptist Church Clontarf Road. The Easter pagent is performerd by members of the Parish. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the most striking images of the Easter story is a fresco by Fra Angelico in the Dominican Convent of San Marco in Florence. Entit(...)

The Jewish Museum in Portobello, Dublin,  where the commission will visit tomorrow. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Anglican- Jewish Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury is meeting in Dublin this week (...)

European intelligence agencies were all aware of the type of covert surveillance undertaken by the US National Security Agency (NSA), a former (...)

Church of Ireland Primate elect Richard Clarke photographed at the Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The irish Times.

Church leaders in Ireland have paid warm tribute to the late South African president Nelson Mandela. The Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard (...)

Archbishop Michael Jackson. In the forward to a new book, he and Archbishop Richard Clarke write that  “there is always an uneasy feeling that aggressive extremism will destroy far more than it can create”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The two Church of Ireland archbishops have warned against an “aggressive extremism” among members, advising that it is not the church’s way of doin(...)

Right Rev  Pat Storey after her ordination and consecration as Bishop of Meath & Kildare at Christ Church in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The first woman bishop in the UK and Ireland has been consecrated by the Church of Ireland. Right Rev Pat Storey (53), former rector of St Augustine’(...)