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The Church of the Visitation  in Jerusalem honours the visit paid by   Mary, the mother of Jesus, to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist.  This is the site where tradition tells us that Mary recited her song of praise, the Magnificat, one of the most ancient Marian hymns.  Getty Images

The Christian calender differs from our regular calendar, and I find it helpful to think of the liturgical year in terms of framing, like a painting o(...)

Athletic, from Latin athleticus, Greek athletikos.

It was such good news to hear the Dublin City Marathon is not going ahead next October. I will sleep easier. There is nothing as disconcerting for tho(...)

Detail from Michelangelo’s Pietà. Photograph: David Lees/Corbis/Getty Images

Tomorrow is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I find it difficult to write about it. Putting words on mystery or anything that t(...)

The men had been returning from the Body & Soul music festival  where they had been working as security personnel, when the accident occurred.

A High Court ruling that the MIBI, which compensates victims of uninsured and untraced drivers, is not liable for injuries sustained by a passenger in(...)

Kevin St. Garda station.Photograph: Dave Meehan

More than a third of all Garda stations recorded an increase in crime levels last year, despite a significant overall reduction in crime nationally du(...)

 England head coach Eddie Jones watches his players warm up before the Six Nations match between England and France in Twickenham on Saturday March 13th. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

On Saturday, Ireland once again do battle with the beast. This particular beast is highly dangerous, powerful, skilled, motivated, intelligent and ca(...)

Kieran and Geralyn White pictured at their house at Ballysallagh, Johnswell, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

The Irish country house is a space where “order and beauty meet”, or so WB Yeats is said to have said. But if you happen to own one, you might find li(...)

Aaron McColgan at Letterkenny Circuit Court. Photograph: North West Newspix

A woman has told how she visited the grave of her husband, who was killed by a man driving dangerously, before giving birth to the couple’s third chil(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: both the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) and the Event Production Industry Covid-19 Working Group (Epic) have published their pre-budget submissions. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

In just over three weeks’ time, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath will stand up in t(...)

Flying Squirrel’s Colm Farrell presents his first plant-based cheeses.

Garnishes for gins and tonic (G&T), vegan cheese, and cashew nut-based desserts are just three of the products launched by some of Ireland’s lates(...)

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