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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(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Pope Francis at his arrival at Dublin airport last August. Photograph: Maxwells

Major change at Catholic Church leadership level in Ireland is imminent as almost a third of the 26 dioceses on the island are scheduled to have new b(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

More than 60 per cent of the Catholic dioceses on the island of Ireland presented no financial information on their websites at all. Photograph: Getty

Almost two-thirds of the 26 Catholic dioceses in Ireland do not publish any financial details on their websites, a new survey has found. The reverse (...)

Bishop Kelly is himself a priest of Galway diocese and his appointment as Bishop there represents a break with the practise established  of appointing outsiders as bishop of any particular diocese.

A new Bishop of Galway was appointed this morning with the translation there of Bishop Brendan Kelly from Achonry, where he has served since 2008. It(...)

St Nathy’s students get into the spirit of friendship week.

Schools that want to get with the times can no longer afford to ignore the voice of students. Progressive and effective schools allow their students t(...)

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