An Iraqi Christian boy leans his head against a chair in a tent he shares with his family, after being forced along with many other Christians to flee their homes. Europe’s Catholic bishops have appealed to the UN security council to call on the international community to take action to protect Christian and other religious minorities in Iraq. Photograph: Ahmed Jalil/EPA

Europe’s Catholic bishops have appealed to the UN security council to call on the international community to take action to protect Christian and othe(...)

Breda O’Brien of the Iona Institute said the report appeared to strike the right balance between making denominational schools more genuinely inclusive while also respecting the ethos and identity of those schools. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Bishops council for education says it hopes to see guidelines published later this year on how its schools can be as inclusive as possibl(...)

  The Pride Parade in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s gay community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”, the grand marshal of Saturday’s Dublin Pride parade said. Colm(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received  four  complaints from viewers over the broadcasting of an apology by presenter Brendan O’Connor arising out of an interview with drag queen artist Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss.

The broadcasting watchdog has upheld RTÉ’s right to apologise to the Iona Institute and John Waters over an allegation of homophobia which surfaced on(...)

RTÉ director-general Noel Curran, pictured in the RTÉ Digital area of its Montrose base in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

RTÉ has called for a relaxation of Ireland’s “restrictive” defamation law. Director-general Noel Curran said the broadcaster was bound by “strict a(...)

‘Gay”, “faggot” and “queer” are regularly used as terms of abuse in schools. Is this about to change, and will it really make a difference to y(...)

Saverio Bellante (34) the deceased’s former lodger, had been due to appear at Cloverhill District Court.

An Italian man accused of the murder of well-known pro-life campaigner and religious writer Tom O’Gorman, was unable to face another court hear(...)

Fr Brendan Hoban: “Iona was indulging in a form of cheer-leading, the equivalent of urging the hounds to kill the fox – not a happy place to be, especially for the fox”

A founder-member of the Association of Catholic Priests has criticised the Iona Institute for its recent legal actions against RTÉ. “If you cla(...)

 Chris Horn

Chris Horn, chairman of Iona Technologies, quickly took to the Twitter machine on Wednesday to raise his digital eyebrows at the potential $19(...)

Television presenter Graham Norton, who has described RTÉ’s payment of damages to journalists and members of the Iona Institute as “absolutely moronic”.

Graham Norton has described RTÉ’s payment of damages to journalists and members of the Iona Institute over a claim they were homophobic as “absolut(...)