Hat trick: The cultural distinctions between Catholic and Protestants in Northern Ireland are played out on a grand and depressing scale every marching season. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

There is an old joke that people from outside Northern Ireland often tell. We are asked to imagine that a gormless tourist has wondered into one of Be(...)

Seán MacBride; A co-founder of Amnesty International he voted yes to the Eighth Amendment, and wrote an influential newspaper article two days before the Referendum.

Keep on saying something long enough and it becomes the truth? Is that how human rights now operate? The Irish arm of Amnesty International says that (...)

The Gazette on 61 Middle Abbey St  was in fact the last building on that side of Sackville Street to be saved – the fire “stopping immediately short of this office”. Photo:  PA.

The Church of Ireland Gazette has appeared continuously since March 1856 and until the 1960s was published in Dublin from 61 Middle Abbey Street, whe(...)

Crowds celebrate the result of the Marriage Equality referendum in Dublin Castle last year.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

There were 91 same sex marriages in the last six weeks of 2015 after they were legalised for the first time, figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

A motion to establish a working group to explore and scope out how and where women can play a leadership role in the governance of the church received the highest number of priority votes at the Limerick Diocesan Synod. File photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Women need to play a much more important role in the church, the first Synod in Ireland in 50 years has been told. Some 400 delegates spent three day(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has called a meeting over a proposal which would see the break-up of an 800 year old diocese. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A meeting has been called by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough Michael Jackson to discuss proposed changes which would see it(...)

The curriculum would focus on learning about the major forms of religions, traditions and views of people around the world, including secular beliefs. Photograph: Getty

Fears over “curriculum overload” have emerged as one of the key concerns in a consultation process over controversial plans to introduce classes about(...)

Rubicon is a yearly, boutique, conference that gathers to intentionally collaborate and explore ideas about how faith can be expressed within our cult(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster: She  also rejected President Michael D Higgins’s call for a review of militarist imperialism. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Many of the 1916 Rising leaders were egotists “who were doing it to bring glory on themselves”, the North’s First Minister Arlene Foster has said in (...)

Bishop Paul Colton. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The willingness to accept diverse views and interpretations about the 1916 Easter Rising is hopefully a sign of Ireland’s growing maturity as a nation(...)