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Archbishop-elect Francis Duffy gets an elbow bump from Charles Ward as he waits to enter the Cathedral of the Assumption in Tuam for his Installation Ceremony as Archbishop of Tuam. Photograph:  Andy Newman

The new Catholic Archbishop of Tuam Francis Duffy has promised to listen to all who have been treated harshly by the Church. Reflecting on the Churc(...)

Famine victims: Protests, food riots and lawlessness were common. Sheep were stolen. Courts were busy. Perpetrators were imprisoned and  transported to Australia.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Regional studies of the Great Famine afford historians writing about the larger picture a wider and more detailed canvas against which to check t(...)

Currently there are 26 Catholic dioceses in Ireland for a population of approximately 4.5 million faithful on the island as a whole.  Photograph: iStock

One Catholic bishop is to be appointed to two west of Ireland dioceses following a Vatican decision that could mean further reductions of such bishops(...)

A 2013 photograph showing a woman kissing the ring of  Francis Duffy when he was ordained a bishop at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Athlone. File photograph: John McElroy

Bishop Francis Duffy (63), the former bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, has been appointed as the new Catholic Archbishop of Tuam. One of four Catho(...)

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(...)

 Sam Watson on Tullybeg Flamingo at Greenogue Equestrian Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Age: 35 Sport: Eventing Horses: Tullabeg Flamingo The second-highest ranked Irish eventing rider after Cathal Daniels, Watson has represented Irel(...)

In 2008, when the All Blacks came back, I’ll never forget that as long as I live. I think it’s up there with the Heineken Cup wins in 2006 and 2008 in Cardiff. Photograph: Tim Hales/Inpho

I’m sure a lot of people know of that slogan that has become a goldmine for someone in the t-shirt printing industry: “Irish by birth, Munster by grac(...)

The easiest way into a company’s system is through social engineering, by fooling employees into clicking on an infected link or opening a site that installs some malware on machines. Photograph: iStock

When news that the HSE had been hit by a major ransomware attack broke, there would have been plenty of companies around the State that knew exactly w(...)

Ardagh announced in February that it plans to secure a separate US stock listing for its  metal packaging business

Ardagh Group, the glass and metal packaging group led by Dubliner Paul Coulson, said on Thursday that its earnings rose 10 per cent in the first quar(...)

Fr PJ Hughes is parish priest of Mullahoran and Loughduff in Co Cavan. File photograph

A parish priest in Co Cavan has accused gardaí of harassing him and churchgoers on Sunday as he went to celebrate Mass in breach of pandemic restricti(...)

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