File image of Easter Rising commemoration in Dublin in 2006. Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin said: “We should redouble our efforts to find safe spaces where we can genuinely hear one another’s stories and pain, and bolster friendship, mutual understanding, justice and peace.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Centenary commemorations this year must not lead to false glorification of a tragic past, the Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. Com(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: said the deal would allow Northern Ireland to “achieve a society free of paramilitarism”

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the Fresh Start agreement, saying it would allow Northern Ireland to “achieve a society free of paramilitarism”. He also(...)

“Our politicians have a critical opportunity to restore hope to those who are struggling,” said Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin in a joint statement with other Christian leaders. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Political instability is erasing hope from people’s lives, the leaders of Ireland’s four main Christian churches warned on Monday as all-party talks c(...)

Cardinal Seán Brady: remains a cardinal for life and may take part in papal elections until he is 80. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All-Ireland. Coadjutor Archbishop (...)

Tributes have been to Seán Brady following his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The IrishTimes

Many tributes have been paid to Cardinal Seán Brady whose resignation as Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh has been accepted by Pope Francis, (...)

‘This weekend, the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary had some provocative things to say during Mass at Croagh Patrick’s summit.’  Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

A news report on The Irish Times website on Sunday from the annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick offered readers some useful historical background f(...)

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 (...)

Pessimism is a normal default position for many commentators in reference to Northern Ireland. And it is no different when it comes to the combined efforts of Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan to find a way forward on parades, flag-flying and how to contend with the Troubles legacy.

Pessimism is a normal default position for many commentators in reference to Northern Ireland. And it is no different when it comes to the combined ef(...)