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Former Bishop of Clogher Brian Hannon. Photograph: Eric Luke

The former Church of Ireland Bishop of the cross-border Clogher diocese Brian Hannon (85) has died following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disea(...)

Archbishop John McDowell knocks on the door of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, with his crozier before the service of enthronement. Photograph: Church of Ireland press office

The Most Rev John McDowell has been officially enthroned as Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland following delays related(...)

A spokeswoman for Elphin diocese saidt he sacrament of Confirmation takes place from mid-August to early October and all parishes are free to postpone previously scheduled dates. Photograph: iStock

A limited number of Confirmations will take place in Meath’s Catholic diocese this month, though the majority of ceremonies will be in September and O(...)

First Holy Communion celebrants at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More Catholic bishops have given the go-ahead for First Holy Communions and Confirmations to take place later this month. However, Bishop Denis Nulty(...)

A spokesman for the Catholic bishops, said last week there was no centralised policy or approach to Communions and Confirmations. File photograph: Getty

The decision by some Catholic bishops to defy public health advice by allowing First Holy Communions and Confirmations to take place in their dioceses(...)

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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