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More than 60 per cent of the Catholic dioceses on the island of Ireland presented no financial information on their websites at all. Photograph: Getty

Almost two-thirds of the 26 Catholic dioceses in Ireland do not publish any financial details on their websites, a new survey has found. The reverse (...)

Cork bishops said there was an increasing awareness of the problem of homelessness in Irish society. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

People should remember the homeless this year and do what they can to help, the Church of Ireland and Catholic Bishops of Cork have urged in a joint C(...)

Part of the roof of Kilcorney church in north Cork blown off during Storm Ophelia. Photograph:  John Tarrant

A priest and community in northwest Cork who lost much of the roof of their church in Monday’s storm have said that they will repair the damage. Stor(...)

Bishop Paul Colton said he was not surprised at the 2 per cent decline in the number of Church of Ireland members nationally. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Census figures on the level of Church of Ireland worship in Cork highlight a real challenge for local clergy as less than half of those declaring them(...)

Pope John Paul II about to board an Aer Lingus plane following his visit to Ireland in 1979. File photograph: Dermot O’Shea

A few years ago, Eugene O’Brien and I started work on a book of essays entitled Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyn(...)

Bill Murphy, Tom Walsh and Edward Hanlon  at the proposed site for a first World War memorial in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

“Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,” wrote poet Laurence Binyon about those who died in the first World War, and now those from Midleton(...)

John Magner, a native of Castletownroche in North Cork, entered the seminary at St Patrick’s College in Carlow in 1964.

A 70 year old widower will on Sunday fulfill a religious vocation dating back over 50 years when he becomes the newest priest to be ordained in the Di(...)

Sam Maguire was from Co Cork. A member of the Church of Ireland, he was born in the townland of Mallabraca near Dunmanway, West Cork, in March 1877. (...)

 Nyibol Lual (13) works on the land in in Panthau, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan. Parts of South Sudan are already in famine and there are fears regions of Somalia will fall into famine over the coming weeks. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty

The scale of the humanitarian crisis unfolding in east Africa is unprecedented and demands an urgent response from governments and the public alike. (...)

Pope Francis and President Michael D Higgins at ease meeting in the Vatican. Photograph: Maxwells

An advantage of being “spiritual” rather than religious, as President Michael D Higgins described himself during his election campaign in 2011, is tha(...)

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