Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Connie Doyle probably never envisaged his ballad extolling all things Cork from harriers to hurlers being used to greet members of the British Royal F(...)

 Mr Justice Paul Butler said it was very difficult to sentence a man of this age and suggested  the Irish Penal Reform Trust should carry out a study on the sentencing of elderly people.

A High Court judge has invited a prison reform body to carry out a study on the sentencing of elderly people. Mr Justice Paul Butler made the comment(...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

Bishop Paul Colton

There should be no doubt that the churches have been complicit in perpetuating injustice against LGBT people, including among their own members, the C(...)

Members of the Together for Yes Campaign call for abortion reform in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland is apparently heading for hell and Northern Protestants have no intention of being dragged down that primrose path, according (...)

Bell-ringers Eunice Jeffers, Rev Cliff Jeffers, Sam Jenning, Martin Hough, Margaret Hennessy, Betty Kingston and John Deane at St Mary’s Church, Dunmanway. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A west Cork cleric is offering people the opportunity to honour the story of Irish patriot and GAA figure Sam Maguire through bell-ringing. Church of(...)

A cross at Wytschaete military cemetery which remembers the Irish who died in the liberation of the village during the Battle of Messines Ridge in June 1917. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy.

A cross-community delegation of young people from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds are accompanying the two Archbishops of Armagh on a ‘pilgrimage (...)

Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the Citizens’ Assembly should be reconvened to examine the link between church and State in education. Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour says the Citizens’ Assembly should be brought back to life to debate whether the decades-old link between the Church and State in running 90 pe(...)

Michael Burrows (left), the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel, Ferns, and Ossory, at the ordination of former  Green Party leader Trevor Sargent as a priest last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

A Church of Ireland bishop has welcomed the Yes vote in last Friday’s referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment. Michael Burrows, the Bishop of C(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin: “We have elevated the right to personal choice above the fundamental right to life itself”

Ireland has “obliterated” the right to life of the unborn, and now stands on the brink of bringing in a liberal abortion regime, the Catholic primate (...)

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