Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said Progress towards a pluralist Ireland will only happen through dialogue and mutual respect. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Progress towards a pluralist Ireland can only happen through dialogue and mutual respect, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. (...)

Fr Martin Clarke died as he lived, proclaiming: “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Martin Clarke, who has died aged 66, was a priest of the Dublin diocese, an urbane pastor who helped rebuild confidence in the Catholic Church after a(...)

Clare fans make their way this afternoon to Croke Park in Dublin for the  All-Ireland senior hurling final. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of hurling fans made their way to Croke Park in Dublin today to watch the All-Ireland hurling final between Cork and Clare. But the (...)