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 (...)

Douglas Perrin’s brother thanked emergency services. Pictured is the RNLI at Baltimore Lifeboat Station last week. Photograph: Provision

Tributes have been paid to a 66-year-old sailor at his funeral in Co Cork, with mourners hearing he “died doing what he loved best”.Douglas Perrin die(...)

Norma Gibson:
placed great importance on serving the community

Norman Gibson was a major figure in the higher education and sociopolitical landscape of Northern Ireland for more than 30 years. He was a founding ac(...)

Archbishop Richard Clarke, whose wife Linda died in 2009 following a long illness, said there was a need ‘to understand an important moral distinction between pointless and painful medical intervention on those who are undeniably reaching the end of their lives, and active clinical assistance to end life’. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke criticised as “perplexing” the support of a former Archbishop of Canterbury for euthanasia. Lo(...)

‘The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois’, by Fortunio Matania. This painting relates to an incident in France in May of 1915, when the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers suffered very heavily at Rue du Bois, in the Pas-de-Calais close to Arras. Credit: Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The most haunting and poignant image of Irish involvement in the first World War is at the centre of an unsolved art mystery. The Last General (...)

Members of the Lord Edward’s Own historical re-enactment group taking part on Saturday in Kilcoole’s heritage weekend marking the north Wicklow village’s role in the Irish Vonunteer gun running 100 years ago. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Themes of reconciliation, diversity and reflective consideration of Ireland’s chequered modern history dominated sentiment in the north Wicklow villag(...)

Twenty years after agreeing to the ordination of women as priests, the Church of England has found a compromise on the ordination of women as bishops,(...)

Air Corps aircraft perform a fly-past during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was a special emphasis on Irish people who died in the first World War during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at the Royal Hospital (...)

Irish Roots

The catastrophic destruction of records in the Public Record Office in 1922 obscured forever the history of everyone who has lived on this island. But(...)

Ministers and other members of the Oireachtas outside the Department of the Taoiseach’s office yesterday after the announcement of the new Cabinet. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It was as well that there were some surprises when Taoiseach Enda Kenny unveiled the new Cabinet in the Dáil yesterday because the weeks of interminab(...)