The role of women in Irish society has changed radically saud the  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin today

RONAN McGREEVY The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he told Pope John Paul II that he was wrong about the rapid secularisat(...)

Bertie Ahern: annual subsistence money will plummet from €150,163 to €142,655. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Everyone is feeling the pain. It’s tough out there for former taoisigh, struggling to exist on their pensions. Bertie Ahern is trying as(...)

Vicars with funny false teeth and a trio of bewildered priests on a remote island are fine in their gently humorous way, but for the former Con(...)

Happy hour: Mike Murphy at home in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

On the day, with luck in the distant future, that Mike Murphy dies, RTÉ will probably broadcast, yet again, the fabulously funny clip of him pr(...)

Joe Duffy: teenage kicks. Photograph: Alan Betson

For presenters wanting to spice things up this week, three was the magic number. No matter that gardaí were murmuring mutinously and the euro z(...)

There should be a wraparound service of care from the moment of a child’s diagnosis.

When RTÉ gets things wrong, it tends to get it in the neck, not least from this writer. However, sometimes it gets things very, very right, as (...)

The last time I heard Mary Raftery on the radio, she was taking grief m a canon lawyer. He was telling her that Cardinal Brady had no responsibilit(...)

People who have received a paper demand have until May 7th to return their own valuations which will replace the estimated value that the Revenue Commissioners put on properties. Those who receive their demand electronically have until May 28th.

More than one million property tax demands have been sent out, the Revenue Commissioners said yesterday. A further 600,(...)

SDLP leader John Hume taking a break during final deliberations of the Belfast Agreement in April, 1998

Simon Carswell, Washington Correspondent Northern Ireland still requires “urgent work” and faces “more tests to come”, US president Barac(...)

For as long as we humans have been able to measure time itself, we have grappled with the question of whether there is a god. But when did our (...)