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The coffin of Detective Garda Colm Horkan is carried to St James’ church in Charlestown, Co Mayo. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Detective Garda Colm Horkan was cut down in the prime of his life while doing the job that he loved and serving his country, his State funeral has hea(...)

Hundreds gathered in the centre of Charlestown, Co Mayo on late on Friday night , for the arrival home home of the cortège of Detective Garda Colm Horkan. Photograph: Ellen O’Riordan

Hundreds gathered in the centre of Charlestown, Co Mayo late on Friday, to welcome home the cortège of Detective Garda Colm Horkan. The 49-year-old (...)

Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55) has been elected as bishop of Connor

The newly elected Church of Ireland bishop of Connor is Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55). He succeeds Bishop Alan Abernethy, who retired at t(...)

24 Shantalla Road, in Beaumont, Dublin 9, sold for €345,000 – 3 per cent below its asking price

24 Shantalla Road, Beaumont, Dublin 9  Three-bedroom semi-detached house in need of some updating with scope to extend into the substantial back (...)

Just over a quarter of multidenominational State schools have legally-binding agreements or deeds of trust with the Catholic Church

State secondary schools face a major challenge in providing clarity to pupils and parents over the place of religion in their schools, according to an(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, speaking at the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has expressed concern at “a growing polarisation within the Catholic Church and by certain groups (...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

Hilda Coles (née Clayton): her   calligraphy and illumination, metalwork and jewellery design were much admired
Hilda Coles – An Appreciation
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  • March 26, 2018, 00:01

The funeral of Hilda Coles (née Clayton), of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, and Cheeverstown House, Clondalkin, Co Dublin, took place in St Mary’s C(...)

Musicians Neil Martin and Christy Moore were among those to carry the coffin of uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn at his funeral in Kill, Co Kildare.  . Photograph: Alan Betson

Liam O’Flynn “understood simplicity in a way few people did. He understood space. He understood silence,” recalled the late uileann piper’s friend and(...)

Fr Ronan Drury: From Mullagh in Co Cavan, he was ordained in 1949. He died peacefully at Dublin’s Mater hospital on Thursday evening surrounded by his family and friends.

Fr Ronan Drury (93), editor of the Furrow magazine since 1977, has died. He succeeded Canon JG McGarry who founded the monthly magazine in 1950 but wa(...)

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