Morgan Gerald Daniel The O’Donovan, who has died aged 84, was chief of one of the leading families of the old Gaelic nobility. Belying this heredita(...)

The sit out took place at St Ann’s Church on Dawson Street  in the days running up to Christmas. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The 2015 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street was the most successful ever yielding a record €41,400 for charity, the larg(...)

The sentencing and imprisonment of 17 Irish missionaries in Port Harcourt puts, if not a full stop, at least a semi-colon, at the end of one of the mo(...)

Prof John A Murphy said that the Proclamation, read on the steps of the GPO by Patrick Pearse, has received “precious little analysis outside of scholarly circles”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Easter 1916 Proclamation is not an original charter of human rights for modern Ireland and needs to be viewed with a far more critical scrutiny t(...)

The service takes place on Monday at St Anne’s Cathedral.

Ulster Rugby players Ruan Pienaar, Wiehahn Herbst and Paul Marshall will be talking about their faith at a service in Belfast’s Church of Ireland St A(...)

Countess Constance Markievicz: The identity of the owner of the house on Leinster Road  where police found a printing press is not mentioned in The Irish Times, but   Markievicz lived on the  Rathmines street before the Rising

January 22nd, 1916 The Dublin Metropolitan Police made an unexpected raid on several houses in Dublin under the authority of the Defence of the Realm (...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Weekly Mass attendances in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese are projected to drop by a third over the next 15 years, while the number of priests serving (...)

Amy Looney with second-class pupils, from left: Amelia Ziembra (7), Kamile Kisieliute (7), Haliyat Giwa (7), Dylan Keogh (7), Julien Bell Baho (8), and Adam Al Jabar (8) at Citywest and Saggart Community National School. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was so much simpler in the old days. A crucifix above the blackboard was all a school needed to symbolise its religious ethos. But what do you do w(...)

Church of Ireland primate Richard Clarke: US Episcopal church excluded from decision-making on doctrine or polity, but reports of ‘sanctions’ and ‘censures’ were  ‘cynical manipulation’ of facts, said the Archbishop.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke has dismissed some reports on the outcome of a meeting of Anglican Communion of Primates at Ca(...)

Researchers from places such as Australia and Scotland, where death registers can give wonderful multi-generational family information, are continuall(...)