Fr Tony Flannery: “To find an Irish bishop extending the notion of ‘silencing’ to a talk in a community hall is very disappointing.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A move by Bishop of Cloyne William Crean to prevent outspoken priest Fr Tony Flannery from giving a talk in his diocese was “surprising and depressing(...)

A talk to be given at a community centre in Cloyne diocese   by Fr Tony Flannery (above), who holds liberal views on women priests, homosexuality and contraception,  has been cancelled. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A talk to be given by Fr Tony Flannery at a community centre in Cloyne diocese has been cancelled by order of Bishop William Crean. It’s understood t(...)

Bishop William Crean of the Diocese of Cloyne in Co Cork paid tribute to the Irish Naval Service for its efforts to rescue  refugees in the Mediterranean. Photograph: PA

The deaths of so many migrants in the Mediterranean is reminiscent of the Irish experience of coffin ships during the Great Famine, according to an Ir(...)

Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

The recent Berkeley tragedy which claimed the lives of six young people highlighted the central role that priests can play in providing comfort and so(...)

 Lusitania moored in the Mersey, England,  in 1911. Photograph: PA Wire 4:01

The sinking of the RMS Lusitania may well be a critical chapter in the history of the first World War but it was also an immense human tragedy with th(...)

Karen Buckley’s parents, John and Marian Buckley, at a press conference held by Police Scotland on Wednesday.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has expressed her sympathy to the family and friends of Co Cork student Karen Buckley. Scottish police discovered human remains (...)

Karen Buckley: missing in Glasgow. A schoolfriend in Mallow described her as ‘a lovely, lovely girl, very quiet, sporty, never in trouble in school . . . It’s kind of hard to fathom.’

Parishioners in Mourneabbey began arriving for a vigil Mass for missing student Karen Buckley as a 21-year-old man was detained in Glasgow for questi(...)

 The Vatican found a canonical court was correct in its decision to uphold complaints against a former Cork priest. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

A former priest in the Diocese of Cloyne has lost his appeal against dismissal from the priesthood after the Vatican found that a canonical court was (...)

The remains of Valerie Greaney are welcomed at St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The sun had reached its zenith in the sky and was casting a silver sheen across the channel between Spike Island and Haulbowline in Cork Harbour as re(...)

A Garda at the scene of the double fatal stabbing in Cobh, Co. Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Postmortems have begun on the bodies of a couple who died from stab wounds at their home in Cork on Sunday. Michael and Valerie Greaney were both foun(...)