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Prof John Monaghan: he first became involved with the SVP in 1985 in Leixlip, Co Dublin, and from then to 2010 remained an active member locally. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) stalwart and vice-president Prof John Monaghan (73) has died at Our Lady’s Hospice in Dublin’s Harold’s Cross (...)

 A view of the city of Boston,  in Massachusetts, US, on Saturday morning. Photograph: John Cetrino/EPA

Much of the US east coast woke up on Saturday to brutally cold and dangerous temperatures as the region recovers from a powerful blizzard that unleash(...)

In a word . . . Gimp

What a day! Little Christmas. Women’s Christmas. Orthodox Christmas Eve. Feast of the Epiphany. It hardly seems fair that January 6th should be so end(...)

Gardaí said the Cavan stabbing incident occurred at Dublin Street, Ballyjamesduff, at about 11pm on Sunday

Two men were fatally stabbed in Cavan and Limerick at the weekend. Gardaí have charged a man in connection with one of the deaths. Willie Lynch (35(...)

Al Porter: Resigned last November from Today FM where he had presented a lunchtime show.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

A Catholic bishop has called for “balance, proper proportion and fair play” so that comedian Al Porter “may feel free and welcome to make us laugh aga(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin was the principal celebrant at Mass for World Day of Peace in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook Dublin on Monday. Photograph: John McElroy

President Michael D Higgins was praised as “our best diplomat” and for “the extraordinary work he does,” at the World Day of Peace Mass in Dublin on M(...)

Gillian Ackland enjoying the snow in Calgary

As winter makes its presence felt in Ireland, we decided to ask our readers living in cooler climates what proper cold feels like. Dress appropriately(...)

Msgr John Delaney who won €500,000 in the Euro Millions Plus draw.

A Florida-based Irish priest at home on holidays for Christmas has won €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw. The Irish Times has confirmed he is Ms(...)

Christian Bale: almost as gruff as Batman

It’s been such a long time since American cinema got guilty about its relationship with native peoples that, to produce a genuinely revisionist wester(...)

Rev Harold Good walks in front of Dr Maurice Hayes’s coffin as its carried from St Patrick’s Church, Downpatrick, Co Down. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Amanda Ferguson in Downpatrick Former senator Dr Maurice Hayes has been remembered as “diamond standard” and a “stalwart man of Down” who believed in(...)

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