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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: Socialdemocrats.ie

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(...)

Fr Brendan Hoban,  part  of the Association of Catholic Priests delegation.

Representatives of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) have called for a national synod to address “the critical situation facing the Catholic C(...)

File photo: Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Paul Colton, has asked whether law-abiding water charge payers should now cancel direct debits. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A prominent cleric has questioned what people who have paid their water charges should do now after Fine Gael has agreed a deal with Fianna Fail to su(...)

Bishop Paul Colton. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The willingness to accept diverse views and interpretations about the 1916 Easter Rising is hopefully a sign of Ireland’s growing maturity as a nation(...)

The Proclaimation is read during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising  at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City on monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Thousands gathered in Cork city on Monday to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising which saw over 1,000 Irish Volunteers mobilised in the city and county(...)

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin recalled how “when I visited the family home in Derry of those who lost their lives at Buncrana pier on Sunday, I could see first hand the merciful outreach of the local priest and community at a time of unspeakable pain and loss”.

When the priest who officiated at the funerals today of those five people who died in last Sunday’s Buncrana calamity first heard the news he “said a (...)

Fr PJ Byrne’s death  anticipates the passing of a generation of diocesan priests who emerged in the years after Vatican II, full of the enthusiasm and anxious to make a difference in the lives of their parishioners.

On February 7th, the parish priest of Kilcock and Newtown in Co Kildare, Fr PJ Byrne, died suddenly. Earlier he had travelled to witness a Kildare vic(...)

Thousands of households in east Cork have been issued a boil water notice amid concerns that the water supply in the area may be contaminated.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Thousands of households in east Cork have been issued a boil water notice amid concerns that the water supply in the area may be contaminated. Irish (...)

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