In a statement, the bishops of the Church of Ireland  noted that “extensive hardship is being experienced in many places across the island of Ireland as a result of recent floods. People have been left without food, shelter, warmth and clothing as a result of flooding and water damage.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The archbishops and bishops of the Church of Ireland have launched an appeal for funds to help people affected by the floods. They have asked church(...)

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St Columba’s Church, Swords

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For the clergy of the Church of Ireland, faith in their retirement fund to provide is being tested by a €45 million deficit

In the eyes of their members, defined-benefit pension schemes are usually divine. But for the clergy of the Church of Ireland,(...)