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Enrolment policies at St Patrick’s National School, Church Road, Greystones, have stirred controversy locally. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A retired Church of Ireland archdeacon has been barred from taking part in church services by the Archbishop of Dublin for six months after speaking o(...)

Flecha Negra: Ronan McKenna’s five-bedroom Andalusian villa

“I think I’m suffering from some form of housebuilding PTSD,” Ronan McKenna exclaims, referring to the toll that building two villas in 18 months on S(...)

‘The relationship of the Church of Ireland with the totality of Irish history and culture . . . can only become more complex as we approach the commemoration of 150 years of Disestablishment,” Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Church of Ireland must address their identity as Irish Anglicans, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “The relationship of(...)

The scene of the shootings at the boxing club in Bray, Co Wicklow in June 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí investigating the shooting in Bray, Co Wicklow, that left Bobby Messett dead and two men wounded, including boxing coach Peter Taylor, are conf(...)

 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 (...)

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(...)

Rhonda Gerrish with her daughter Lauren and son Nathan in the new inclusive playground at the South Beach in Greystones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Special needs children have helped formally open what is billed as one of Ireland’s most inclusive playgrounds. The playground in Greystones, Co Wic(...)

While the “baptism barrier” has been removed for most schools, minority faith schools may are entitled to discriminate based on religion in their admissions. Photograph: iStock

Should a child who attends church services regularly get priority access to their local State-funded school? It’s a question that goes to the heart o(...)

Church of Ireland primary school St Patrick’s in Greystones, Co Wicklow, has insisted that it is a “diverse and inclusive school”. Photograph: iStock

Minority faith schools will not be allowed to rank children on the basis of how often they attend church services in their admission policies, under n(...)

Minority faith schools are legally permitted to discriminate on the basis of religion in their admission policies. Photograph: iStock

A principal has resigned from a Church of Ireland primary school in protest over moves to prioritise the enrolment of children who are actively involv(...)

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