(Left)  The Rev Bob Jennings and (right) a photograph from  his years as a British army chaplain.

A small, well-polished brass cross mounted on a plinth stands out against the bright, stained glass windows behind the altar of the small Church of Ir(...)

 Former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent said it was an amazing day. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

From one ministry to another, former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent completed his latest journey in life on Saturday evening at Christ Church Cathe(...)

 The former chair of St Patrick’s National School’s board of management says the local  Church of Ireland community is being “torn apart” due to controversy over enrolment policies at the school.  Photo: Nick Bradshaw

The Church of Ireland community is being “torn apart” due to controversy over enrolment policies at a school which is giving priority to children who (...)

‘History and geography is all new: the day they had the 32 counties for homework, I needed to step in to help them pronounce Laois and Monaghan.’

Arriving back at school last week, our youngest nudged us away from the door - “I’ll go in by myself”. I took it as a good sign as we start into our s(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson has refused to dissolve the board of management at a primary school in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin has refused to dissolve the board of management at a primary school in Greystones following protests by par(...)

The Monaghan Way, near the border with south Armagh. Ninety-five of the Border’s 208 crossings are between Monaghan and its three northern neighbours, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Armagh.

There are more than twice as many border crossings in Co Monaghan alone as there are between Norway and Sweden, an international boundary much beloved(...)

At an extraordinary general meeting of the St Patrick’s National School  parent-teacher association on Wednesday night, parents held a series of confidence votes relating to the controversy. Photograph: iStock

Parents at a Church of Ireland primary school at the centre of a row over its admissions policy have overwhelmingly backed a no confidence vote in its(...)

Ciara Reid: ‘I’d like to be part of history’.

Ciara Reid describes herself as “an à la carte Catholic and not devout” but she will be in the Phoenix Park on Sunday. One of the reasons she is going(...)

Dr William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne and chairman of the Irish Catholic humanitarian aid agency Trócaire. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office /PA Wire

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is to divest from fossil fuels in keeping with a global pledge by Pope Francis in order to combat climate chang(...)

The Door Was Open And The House Was Dark is the title of the third-last poem in Human Chain. Seamus wrote it in memory of his dear friend David Hammon(...)

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