Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan . Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan, has retracted his criticism of the HPV vaccine over the past week and apologised for h(...)

Tim Redfern (48), who carried a “free, safe legal” poster, described the Eighth Amendment as a “weeping sore”. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Abortion is a black and white issue. Those Repeal jumpers, designed in anger last year by campaigner Anna Cosgrave, have become a ubiquitous fashion a(...)

Martin Bell said the advent of the internet meant foreign news was being downgraded because it was “not a ratings winner”. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty

With the world living through the most dangerous time since the Cuban missile crisis, now is “no time for soft news, the fluff and forth of journalism(...)

Prof Foster said the teaching of Irish history is in an “excellent place” as evidenced by the commemorations of 2016. Photograph: Ianthe Ruthven

For close on half a century Prof Roy Foster has been one of the most significant figures in Irish academia. He is the author of the two volume serie(...)

 Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary. Britain’s aviation regulator chief said he was ‘furious’ with the airine. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair has announced the cancellation of 462 flights from Dublin Airport over the winter period. The airline will cancel 22 flights a week from Nov(...)

The Bishop of Derry Dr Donal McKeown said marriage used to make a ‘hugely significant’ transition from the single to married life, but that transition had been devalued. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times.

Marriage for many co-habitating couples has just become an excuse for a “great party”, a Catholic bishop has claimed. The Bishop of Derry Dr Donal M(...)

The plane travelled approximately 70 metres and crashed into an electric fence in Mullinahone, Co Tipperary. It blew up and was destroyed. Photograph: AAIU investigation report

A vintage propeller-driven aircraft took off by itself and crashed into an electric fence just metres from a house. The 54-year-old pilot of the air(...)

The pupils of Corduff National School. Photograph: princial Anna McKeown

The children of Corduff National School in Lusk remembered Thomas Ashe on the centenary of his death. Ashe died in the Mater hospital as a result of(...)

On September 25th, 1917, Thomas Ashe died in the Mater Hospitals from complications arising out of a force feeding regime in Mountjoy Prison.   Photograph: National Library of Ireland

On September 25th, 1917, Thomas Ashe died in the Mater Hospitals from complications arising out of a force feeding regime in Mountjoy Prison. Ashe wa(...)

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(...)