Saint Patrick

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Dr Eamonn Martin: ‘People preferred to cling on to a history of difference and separation, rather than recognise and embrace our shared story of common suffering.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Archbishop of Armagh Dr Eamon Martin has criticised the writing out of history of Irish Catholics who died in the first World War. Archbishop Mar(...)

Mac a tSíthigh was known for his quick wit, and his three commandments for the ‘Naomhóg na Tinte’ crew were ‘no captain, no complaining, no anger’

Dómhnall Mac a tSíthigh, who died off the Iberian coast after his naomhóg capsized last month, was an award-winning storyteller and poet, broadcaster,(...)

“It is hard to see a prayer that involves a wish that ‘Christ Our Lord’ will guide parliamentarians’ work as a mere cultural symbol.” Photograph: Johnny Bambur

Last week, the Dáil deferred until after Easter a vote on changing the House rules to allow for 30 seconds of “silent reflection” after the traditiona(...)

Chris Patten: his report said the RUC should not be disbanded but should be renamed. It proposed a new badge, and that the British union flag should no longer be flown over police buildings

If the Patten Commission was able to reform policing in a bitterly divided society in Northern Ireland – as it did – then there is no reason why simil(...)

Police arrest a man in the  Holyland area of Belfast during the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Low-level disorder, alcohol-related offences and minor assaults were among what young people were arrested for.  Photograph:  Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

The Police Service of Northern Ireland made at least 11 arrests on St Patrick’s Day in the Holyland area of south Belfast, a district densely populate(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

Nan Brennan, inside The Criterion Bar, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.Photograph: James Connolly

Walking into Brennan’s Criterion Bar in the seaside town of Bundoran, Co Donegal is like being taken by the hand into a piece of Irish history which h(...)

It would have been a hefty pint in 1916, with brewing records of the time suggesting alcohol levels of 6-7 per cent.

What were the women and men of 1916 drinking? The black stuff, of course. If you were going for a jar in the early 1900s, you’d be having a stout, (...)

From Offaly and Clare to Disney and CNN:  Una Fox, Samantha Barry, Margaret Molloy, Leda Connaughton-Deeny, Hylda Queally, Anne Morrison and Blathnaid Healy

Anne Morrison Chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Morrison was appointed chair of the British Academy of Film and Television A(...)

Donal English-Hayden (14) died after a tractor drawing a trailer overturned on a farm in Co Carlow. Photograph: Facebook

The funeral of 14-year-old Dónal English Hayden, who was killed in an incident on a farm in Co Carlow during the week, has taken place. Fr Conn Ó Mao(...)

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