The Woodenbridge World War One Memorial Garden in Co Wicklow which formally opens today. The memorial commemorates the 1,200 approx men from all areas of County Wicklow who died in the First World War. Photograph: Jack McManus

The first World War dead of Wicklow will be remembered today with the opening of a memorial park in the beautiful surroundings of Woodenbridge. The da(...)

Bishop of Killaloe Kieran O’Reilly announced he was delaying introduction of the diaconate following strong protests. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

An estimated 200 people, mainly women but including clergy, attended a meeting at the Clare Inn in Dromoland Co Clare last night at what was intended (...)

Bishop of Killaloe Kieran O’Reilly:  has decided to “not now proceed with the introduction of the permanent diaconate at this time in the diocese”.   Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Bishop of Killaloe Kieran O’Reilly has delayed the introduction of a male-only permanent diaconate following strong protests. In a pastoral (...)

Undated handout photo provided by Synergy of England players wearing the new England rugby home kit.  Photograph: PA Wire.

England will wear symbols of the Victoria Cross for the first time this autumn after rubber grip areas inspired by the military medal were added to t(...)

 Dundalk assistant manager Vinny Perth, left, and Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon. Photograph: David Maher / Sportsfile

Having won doubles as both a manager and a player, Pat Fenlon knows more than most what Dundalk must contend with as they try to get their league a(...)

Members of an Ebola burial team collect the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Monrovia, Liberia. The WHO said  the number of afflicted patients was increasing exponentially and that nearly all the country has confirmed cases and that all new treatment facilities are overwhelmed. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Liberia, the country worst hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, should see thousands of new cases in coming weeks as the virus spreads exponentially, (...)

Second Sight: Light Work AIR2 by Doug DuBois, at Imma

Second Sight Imma, Dublin **** Second Sight marks the second installment of the phased donation of David Kronn’s extensive photographic col(...)

Requiem Mass for the three boys will take place at the Holy Cross Church in Charleville at midday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The funeral will take place this afternoon of three brothers who died in tragic circumstances in north Cork last week.Paddy and Tom O’Driscoll, the ni(...)

Ukrainian soldiers inspect damaged tank on the outskirts of the southern coastal town of Mariupol yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A senior aide to Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko said today that Kiev had agreed at the Nato summit in Wales on the provision of weapons and m(...)

Gardaí are seeking witnesses to an incident in which a boy (6) was seriously injured in Blackrock, Dublin.

Gardaí are seeking witnesses to an incident in which a boy (6) was seriously injured in Blackrock, Dublin. The boy was struck by a car on Cross Avenue(...)