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Pope Francis  set up a commission to look at the introduction of women deacons last year which will report “in a year or two”. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

A parish priest in Co Limerick has called for the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. Fr Roy Donovan, parish priest of Cah(...)

Members of Tipperary Travellers’ Horse Owners Association at Cahir Castle gather for the Drive for Hope and Change to highlight mental health. Photograph: John D Kelly

Members of the Traveller community on Sunday began a drive to promote the mental health benefits of horse ownership and underline its importance withi(...)

Cashel Palace Hotel: celebrity visitors have included Ronald Reagan, Jacqueline Kennedy, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Plans for the redevelopment of the historic Cashel Palace Hotel in Tipperary have been given the go-ahead, subject to conditions. The 18th-century red(...)

Priests heard there were “too many Masses in near-empty churches”. Photograph: Getty Images

Eight priests have taken their own lives in the past 10 to 15 years in Ireland, a meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Cavan has be(...)

Powerscourt estate in Wicklow was Ireland’s 9th most popular fee paying visitor attraction in 2016.

Powerscourt estate in County Wicklow witnessed a 14 per cent increase in visitor numbers in 2016 compared to the previous year. In total, the estate(...)

National Botanic Gardens, in Glasnevin, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Botanic Gardens, Kilmainham Gaol, Castletown House and the Rock of Cashel were among the most popular heritage attractions in 2016 with r(...)

 David Slattery  outside the Bank of Ireland, College Green, in 1996. When asked  what he had used as a gentle abrasive to clean the bank’s stonework, he remarked, “crushed angels’ teeth.” Photograph: David Sleator

While the term pioneer and David Slattery might stand in contradistinction in some contexts, in the field of building conservation the Dublin architec(...)

 Bishop of Cashel Michael Burrows  said ‘the Constitution is not the best place to deal with such a complex moral matter’. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The abortion issue in Ireland should be dealt with by legislation rather than referendum, the Church of Ireland General Synod was told in Limerick on (...)

Gerry Adams carries the coffin during the funeral procession of Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness, ahead of his funeral at St Columba’s Church Long Tower, in Derry. Photograph: Thomas McMullan/PA Wire

With the death of Martin McGuinness Ireland lost a hero, Derry a son, Sinn Féin a leader, and his family a loving, caring and dedicated husband, fathe(...)

Bobby Ryan’s remains were not found for almost two years after his disappearance when a disused concrete slurry tank on a farm at Fawnagowan, Co Tipperary, was opened.

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a part-time DJ whose body was found in a slurry tank two years after he went missing. Pat Quir(...)

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