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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(...)

 Josephine Pender (left), mother of missing woman Fiona Pender,  with  Mary Phelan, sister of missing woman Jo Jo Dollard, at the unveiling in May 2002 of a monument to missing people  made by Kilkenny sculptor Ann Mulrooney. File photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A candle of hope was placed on the altar at Josephine Pender’s funeral in memory of all missing people. Josephine Pender, mother of missing Tullamore(...)

Alan Hawe  with his wife Clodagh and their three children, Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6). Fr Felim Kelly, the parish priest of St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan, Co Cavan, who said Mass for Alan Hawe this week said, “My role as a priest is to preach the gospel”.

A priest who said Mass earlier this week for Alan Hawe, the man who murdered his wife and three children a year ago before killing himself, has defend(...)

Actor Jennifer Aniston is among the celebrities who have endorsed Viviscal. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Galway-based entrepreneur James Murphy has sold his Viviscal hair restoration brand to the owner of Arm & Hammer toothpaste for a price understood(...)

Man  removed from court during his sentence hearing after he repeatedly interrupted proceedings and trying to sack his barrister.

A convicted rapist has been removed from court during his sentence hearing after he repeatedly interrupted proceedings, tried to sack his barrister an(...)

Michael Conlon was chairman of Bord Gáis for 12 years. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Warm tributes have been paid to former Bord Gáis chairman and Cork county manager Michael Conlon with both business leaders and local government figur(...)

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