Clonfert

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Fr Tony Flannery accused Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary (pictured above) of lacking ‘ordinary human compassion’. Photograph: James Forde

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has disputed a claim that he refused permission for Fr Tony Flannery to celebrate the funeral Mass for his sister Ger(...)

George Townshend, whose forebears were from Castletownshend in Co Cork, was a key figure in the Bahá’í Faith in Ireland

As there are no clergy in the Bahá’í Faith, its community affairs are managed by elected administrative bodies and these assemblies are a central part(...)

Tayto Park, Co Meath

This summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holid(...)

Gerald O’Donovan: the tensions caused by conflicting devotions to church and family were abiding themes of his work

It is doubtful if the reforming Catholic priest and novelist Gerald O’Donovan, who was born 150 years ago on July 15th, is much remembered nowadays bu(...)

School principal, Padraig Lohan, at Derryoober National School, Gurteeney, Woodford, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A few years ago pupil numbers at Derryoober National School in Co Galway dwindled to just single figures. With just one teacher left, it seemed a mat(...)

John Burns

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Gay Byrne: as he  passed through the Pearly Gates, he was probably still asking “Why?” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/PA

During my seminary days at the Irish College Rome, which largely coincided with the Second Vatican Council, I had a line to say in one of the plays we(...)

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Michael Duignan of the Diocese of Elphin as the Bishop of Clonfert, following the resignation of Bishop John Kirby.  Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Michael Duignan of the Diocese of Elphin as the Bishop of Clonfert, following the resignation of Bishop John Kirby. Ar(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Pope Francis at his arrival at Dublin airport last August. Photograph: Maxwells

Major change at Catholic Church leadership level in Ireland is imminent as almost a third of the 26 dioceses on the island are scheduled to have new b(...)

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