Born in Dublin in 1953, Rev Canon Dr Kenneth Kearon attended Mountjoy School and Trinity College where he studied Philosophy.

Rev Canon Dr Kenneth Kearon has been elected new Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe. He succeeds The Rt Rev Trevor Williams who retired(...)

Miler Magrath: “The rehabilitation process could be tricky. For Catholics, Miler has the double black mark of being a ‘heretic’  for taking the Oath of Supremacy to Elizabeth and for having been excommunicated. On the Protestant side, Miler is an embarrassment, although the only known portrait of him hangs alongside those of other bishops in the Clogher episcopal gallery. ”

It may be time to rehabilitate Miler Magrath as Ireland’s pioneering ecumenist. He managed to be simultaneously a Catholic and a Protestant bishop, a (...)

A march protesting the Israeli treatment of Gaza, organised by The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) took place in Dublin yesterday, attracting thousands. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Israel was unequivocally denounced for its actions in Gaza and accused of war crimes in an unprecedented and strongly worded sermon by a senior Irish (...)

Alvin Lucier sat impassively, letting his engineer see what he could do. Photograph: Amanda Lucier

Talking to Alvin Lucier for the interview published on this page last Friday, I asked him whether his piece I Am Sitting in a Room was as straightf(...)

St Columba’s Church, Swords

Why is it of interest? St Columba’s Church is an interesting example of early 19th-century Georgian churches. It was designed by Francis Johnson in t(...)

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(...)

 1949: A female factory worker folds linen for tea towels at a   linen factory. Photograph:     George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images

There is not much trace of the Dublin Linen Hall now. The names of the nearby streets (Lisburn, Lurgan, Coleraine) are among the few reminders that fo(...)

The Way of the Cross procession makes its way through Dublin’s Phoenix Park yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Faith is not an intellectual exercise. “Christian faith is a faith in a God who loves and seeks from us a response in love,” A(...)

Dr Donal McKeown, the new Bishop of Derry: ‘as Christians of various traditions, we have an opportunity and a duty to be sources of hope, especially when political sclerosis seems to have afflicted out body politic’

The failure of the Northern Ireland Assembly “to focus on delivering the reforms that people need” was addressed this afternoon by the newly in(...)

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 (...)