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Donal Óg Cusack had hoped to build a four-bedroom house and has appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack has been refused planning permission to build a house on the outskirts of his home village after Cork County Counci(...)

John Scottus Eriugena, who used to adorn the £5 note  is the only speculative thinker with the reputation of being a serious theological interpreter of Christianity that Ireland has produced

It is a curious fact that Ireland, despite its over 1,500 years of Christianity, has produced only one speculative thinker with the reputation of bein(...)

The Representative Church Body Library is, inter alia, the archives of the Church of Ireland. Among its resources are important collections of archite(...)

Former Cork hurler and mental health campaigner Conor Cusack claims he was verbally abused about his sexuality. Photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler and mental health campaigner Conor Cusack has said he was verbally abused about his sexuality while out with a friend last night. (...)

Fr Tim Hazelwood (57) from Castletownroche in Co Cork spent six years fighting to clear his name following a false accusation. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A Catholic priest has called on the Church to put proper structures in place to protect priests who have been the subject of false allegations of chil(...)

Fr Tim Hazelwood settled a High Court action and got an apology from the man who made the allegation in 2010.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A parish priest anonymously and falsely accused of child sexual abuse has said he was cut loose and hung out to dry by Catholic Church authorities. (...)

Bishop of Cloyne William Crean: Speaking at the ordination of nine seminarians as deacons in Maynooth. Photograph: PA

A Catholic bishop has accused politicians and media in Ireland of seeking the destruction of the church and its elimination from public debate. “Ire(...)

Social Democrats Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall during the 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A member of the Social Democrats has expressed disappointment at the refusal of the Bishop of Cloyne to reverse a decision to drop him as a reader at (...)

Ken Curtin of the Social Democrats was told  by the administrator of St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh he was being removed from the Mass reader rota because of his party’s support for removing the Eighth Amendment on abortion, which gives equal rights to the mother and unborn child. File photograph:

A Social Democrats election candidate who was dropped as a Mass reader at a Co Cork church because of the party’s support for repealing the Eighth Ame(...)

  Fr Tony Flannery: “Anything remotely to do with the church, I am persona non grata.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Irish priest censured by the Vatican has cast doubts that his future or the futures of other clerics in his situation will improve following last w(...)

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