The percentage of couples opting for a non-religious marriage ceremony grew to 41 per cent last year. Photograph: iStock

Non-religious weddings in Ireland are approaching parity with those which take place in the Catholic Church, according to latest figures released by t(...)

Members of Education Equality pictured with TDs Richard Boyd Barrett, Roisin Shorthall, Catherine Martin and John Lahart outside Leinster House on Wednesday, where they relaunched their petition for the removal of religious education from the school curriculum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Religious education and faith formation should be taught outside school hours to end the “discrimination and segregation” of children of minority reli(...)

Catholic school managers say it is “over-prescriptive” to have to set out details of arrangements for students who do not wish to attend religious instruction.

Campaigners are calling for children who “opt out” of religious instruction classes to have their rights properly respected. The issue has emerged as(...)

Devin Doyle and his wife Nanou with their children Juliette (2) and Valentine (6). Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Valentine Doyle (6) sits at the back of her class for 30 minutes every day and “draws”, while her classmates are taught religion. “She feels left ou(...)