The Rev Dr Michael Barry:  “We need to get to the stage where the flag itself is not the one all-important issue. Whether I am British or Irish does not depend on what flag is flying.” Photograph:
Alan Lewis/Photopress

The Rev Dr Michael Barry, the next moderator to Ireland’s 240,000 Presbyterians, has said politicians must find some way of dealing with the past. Dr (...)

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 (...)

A women sobs while praying in a  flooded church in Tacloban, Philippines, on Thursday,  six days after the city was largely destroyed by typhoon Haiyan. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times.

Collections to help alleviate suffering in the Philippines will take place at churches throughout the island of Ireland this weekend, while collection(...)