Achonry

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Thousands of people from Donegal and Mayo protested in Dublin in June in support of a 100% redress scheme for homes and other buildings affected by blocks defective due to the mineral mica. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Church leaders in the west of Ireland have called on the Government to offer “full and immediate redress” to the thousands of people whose homes have (...)

Commitment to the Catholic faith and church attendance are now very much in the minority among Irish people, especially among the parents of children in primary school.

It is now a little over a week since the exchange between some bishops and the civil and medical authorities concerning the public celebration of sacr(...)

Bishop Dempsey said that ‘personally, I found it refreshing to hear someone with Bono’s fame, name the essence of what Christmas is truly about.’ Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty

Ireland’s newest and youngest Catholic bishop has quoted from the gospel according to Bono, in his first Christmas message this week. The only Cathol(...)

The figure includes   an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-seminary programme for those considering whether they have a vocation. File photograph: Getty Images

A total of 13 men have begun training for the Catholic priesthood in Ireland this year including an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-semin(...)

Paul Dempsey being ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/Twitter

The former parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare, Fr Paul Dempsey (49), was ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry in the West of Ireland on Sunday. I(...)

The coffin of Detective Garda Colm Horkan is carried to St James’ church in Charlestown, Co Mayo. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Detective Garda Colm Horkan was cut down in the prime of his life while doing the job that he loved and serving his country, his State funeral has hea(...)

Christ Church cathedral

Irish churches are already cancelling events planned for well past the March 29th date to which current coronavirus restrictions apply. The installat(...)

Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55) has been elected as bishop of Connor

The newly elected Church of Ireland bishop of Connor is Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55). He succeeds Bishop Alan Abernethy, who retired at t(...)

While in Kildare town, Fr Paul Dempsey began writing weekly articles for the Leinster Leader and hosting a programme on Kildare FM. Photograph: Newbridge Catholic Parish

The new Catholic Bishop of Achonry diocese in the west of Ireland is to be Fr Paul Dempsey (48), current parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare. He wil(...)

Abortion precondition runs counter to a doctor’s constitutional and human right to freedom of conscience, say bishops.

The Catholic bishops have expressed regret at pre-conditions for applicants in recent advertisements for medical posts at the National Maternity Hospi(...)

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