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Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy said in some  parishes in his cross-border diocese Mass is available in one part while not in the other.

The Catholic Bishop of a cross-border diocese has spoken of frustrations felt by local people who can attend Mass in parishes within Northern Ireland (...)

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry on Tuesday evening at 5pm. Photograph:Alan Betson

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry on Tuesday evening at 5pm. His funeral Mass, at 11.30am on Wednesday morning, will(...)

Ireland’s gifted Paul McGrath – The Black Pearl of Inchicore – salutes fans at the World Cup homecoming in Dublin on  July 1st, 1990. File photograph: Inpho

Discussing soccer with historian Prof Ronan Fanning is not something I had ever contemplated. But there I found myself, outside the old UCD bar as we (...)

Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have issued a statement deploring proposals on how to deal with the past published by the Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis, above. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images.

Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have issued a statement deploring proposals on how to deal with the past published by the Northern Secretary. The(...)

Inside St Columba’s in Burtonport, west Donegal, a solitary priest stands on the altar and looks down on an empty church. “It’s not the way it’s mea(...)

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Funeral Masses will no longer be held, while baptism and marriages will not be celebrated “until further notice” in the diocese of Clogher. Bishop L(...)

Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland welcomed proposed laws which make it clear religious bodies cannot be compelled to be involved with same-sex marriages. File photograph: iStock

The five Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland have called for protections from charges of discrimination for members who refuse to officiate at same-s(...)

Outgoing Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Dr Richard Clarke expressed his gratitude to the diocese and others throughout the Church of Ireland for their support during his tenure as archbishop. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Dr Richard Clarke has retired from both positions. Last November, he had announced h(...)

Civility as a civic and political virtue goes a lot deeper than mere politeness and has been in rather short supply for the past three years in the politics of Britain and (with few exceptions) in the politics of Northern Ireland since 1921.  It will be interesting to see if the anti-civility pathogen has spread South with an end to the extended Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael handfasting and in the current general election campaign. Photograph: PA

‘Civility costs nothing and is easily carried’, my father used to say. He was talking about ordinary politeness in everyday life, at work, in company (...)

Dear prime minister, people in Northern Ireland are feeling anxious about the future direction due to Brexit. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Dear prime minister, I wrote to you in July via an op-ed piece in the online version of the Daily Telegraph. You have had a lot of correspondence and(...)

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