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“How had the Irish Catholic Church gone from being such a powerful political institution in the late 1960s, with 34,000 priests, nuns and brothers, supported by an income of €1 billion per annum, to almost total collapse 40 years later, and having presided over the systemic abuse of thousands of children and its cover-up?” File photograph: Getty

As a young man I worked as a missionary in the Philippines. By 1973 I had departed the Philippines and the priesthood. On return to Ireland I was app(...)

Three years ago when Chris Hayes was hired as park manager for the National Heritage Park in Wexford he learned that beyond all the meticulously recon(...)

East Mayo Anglers’ Association vice chairman Mick Kane with River Moy 13lb springer caught on club water last week.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced a new funding call for three schemes during 2019 aimed at conservation and development projects nationwid(...)

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness: Climate Action Network Europe’s “quirky labelling of individuals and parties is being used to paint some as climate saints and others as climate sinners”. Photograph: Tom Honan

Irish MEPs have been accused of “shocking apathy” towards EU climate actions following an analysis by an environmental group of voting patterns on maj(...)

For comic effect Francis Brennan dons some Asian-themed headgear

Pity the poor Brennan brothers. Ten years after these fastidious Kerry hoteliers began At Your Service (RTÉ One, Sunday, 8.30pm), their business makeo(...)

(L to R) Sheena Brennan (15), Darragh Fullerton (16), Ethan Carlin (14), and Matthew Downey Fitzpatrick (14) at Buncrana Foróige Club. Photograph: Bernard Ward

Teenagers know they are guinea pigs when it comes to the impact of social media on every area of their lives. The part the internet can play in encou(...)

Publican Adrian Tansey on the road through Gurteen, Co Sligo, outside his pub the Crossbar. Photograph: Brian Farrell

It’s 9.30pm on a cold bank holiday Sunday night and main street Gurteen, Co Sligo (population 512, according to local post office campaigners) is dese(...)

Eddie Walsh and Constance Cassidy at Lissadell House. Mr Walsh  said he has tried a number of different providers but has never got a satisfactory broadband connection. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When it comes to connectivity Eddie Walsh, owner of Lissadell House in Sligo, believes things haven’t progressed too much since Constance Markievicz l(...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

The Royal Hotel in Bray outside which a man was found unconscious with a serious head injury. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí investigating the death of a man from head injuries believe he was the victim of a one-punch assault in the early hours of Saturday morning. I(...)

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