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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

Pope Francis will pay a brief visit to the Marian Shrine at Knock, Co Mayo, and may meet prisoners and clerical abuse survivors, as part of his visit (...)

Pope Francis: Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin will preach on the theme “When Plates Fly: Pope Francis on the joys and challenges of family life”. Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters

Families from across Ireland will be in Knock, Co Mayo, on Monday to mark the one-year countdown to next year’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin. (...)

Knock basilica: the mosaic depicts the 1879 apparition at Knock

The newly refurbished basilica at Knock, Co Mayo, has won the Interior Architectural Project of the Year 2016 at the Irish Design and Build Awards. T(...)

What is believed to be one of the largest mosaics in Ireland, if not Europe, is about to be installed at the Basilica in Knock, Co Mayo. Depicting the(...)

 Cardinal Timothy Dolan with the papal nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, and Bishop of Meath Michael Smith. Photograph:  John Mc Elroy

The Catholic Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, performed the official opening of this year’s national novena at Knock, in Co Mayo, yeste(...)

Waterford airport. The regional airport, along with those of Donegal, Kerry and Knock, could get up to €42.5m in State handouts over the next four years

Regional airports Donegal, Kerry, Knock and Waterford could receive up to €42.5 million in State handouts over the next four years under two aid schem(...)

A Royal Irish Fusilier at Gallipoli in 1915 attempts to draw the fire of a Turkish sniper to reveal his position. Photograph: Getty

One hundred years ago today the 10th (Irish) Division landed at Suvla Bay in Gallipoli. Its 17,000 men were mostly volunteers who had signed up at (...)

Perhaps it’s time for the Government to shift its policy focus to these facilities and away from handing cash to regional airports for which there is likely to be less need in the future

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s annual report, published this week, shows that the Government remains committed to funding regional a(...)

The approved funding brings the total financial support by the Exchequer under the Regional Airports Programme to just under €13 million in 2014

More than €2 million in funding is to be given to regional airports to compensate them for costs incurred in providing core services that cannot be fu(...)

Connaught Airport Development, which runs Knock Airport, is spending €1.9 million this year on a runway upgrade

The number of people travelling through Knock Airport fell in 2013 but the company says it is ahead of this year’s 700,000 target.The latest accounts (...)

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