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Ryan Butler is accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Photograph: iStock

A pubgoer was left with “severe” facial injuries after being attacked for intervening in a row over spilt nuts, the High Court heard today. The man s(...)

St Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg Island. Photograph: David Sleator

A new prior has been appointed to the pilgrimage shrine of Lough Derg in Co Donegal. Fr Laurence (La) Flynn, currently parish priest of Ballybay, Co M(...)

Leitrim Surf Company: one of the nicest ways to explore Leitrim’s tiny but lovely coastline is on stand-up paddle tour

LEINSTER Cycle Wexford’s Euro Velo and the Norman trail Wexford has just launched its 120km section of the EuroVelo 1 route from Rosslare harbour to (...)

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(...)

St Maeldoid’s: on Sundays the Church of Ireland service will be followed by Catholic Mass

Catholics and Protestants are to share a church in Co Monaghan for the next year. When it emerged that St Mary’s Catholic Church in Castleblayney ne(...)

The Catholic primate, Archbishop Eamon Martin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland, while urging people to vote in the June 8th Westminster general election, have warned of the potentially des(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin: ordained three men in the Redemptorists Church of St Alphonsus Liguori on  Via Merulana in Rome

Three seminarians at the Irish College in Rome have been ordained deacons by Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. Two of the ordinations, which took(...)

Castle Island, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon. The park offers great walking trails and lots of activities for older children

Good with small children   Burren National Park, Co Clare The orange and green routes make for nice easy walks through woodland and wildflower-(...)

Fr Joe McVeigh: “The most urgent need in our church is not for deacons or priests but for qualified catechists who would lead the people in reflecting on the scriptures”

The scarcity of priests in our diocese of Clogher has hit home in Enniskillen. There used to be five priests. We now have one parish priest, one full-(...)

The funeral of Majella Donoghue from Co Mayo took place Sunday. She died last week after becoming ill on a flight.

The death from a sudden illness of Majella Donoghue on a trip with her fiancé to South Africa was the stuff of a tearful TV drama, a priest said at he(...)

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