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“How had the Irish Catholic Church gone from being such a powerful political institution in the late 1960s, with 34,000 priests, nuns and brothers, supported by an income of €1 billion per annum, to almost total collapse 40 years later, and having presided over the systemic abuse of thousands of children and its cover-up?” File photograph: Getty

As a young man I worked as a missionary in the Philippines. By 1973 I had departed the Philippines and the priesthood. On return to Ireland I was app(...)

People take part in a protest in Algiers on Tuesday demanding immediate political change. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s attempt to quell public anger in Algeria has failed as thousands of people took to the streets on Tuesday to declare (...)

Algerians gather for a demonstration in Algiers on  Friday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s hold on power. Photograph: Fateh Guidoum/AP

Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year-old rule in the bigg(...)

Relatives of Maria Agarkova (10), one of the victims of the shopping centre blaze, weep over her coffin. Sergei Gavrilenko/AP

Funerals began in Russia on Wednesday for the 64 people, most of them children, whose deaths in a fire at a Siberian shopping mall have roused public (...)

Fake news has been around as long as humans have. The first notorious use of it was when the Christian Church in the 8th century brought out the document “The Donation of Constantine”

It’s something everyone in the country looks forward to: at the end of the RTÉ One 9pm news bulletin on Christmas Eve, the broadcaster informs us “we (...)

“That Patrick Pearse had been totally captured by that pre-Christian myth of redemptive violence is clear.” Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland

Jesus of Nazareth did not declare himself head of a sovereign Zion. He did not instruct his followers to seize control of Jerusalem, killing anyone wh(...)

The shrine of the Magi in Cologne catherdral: squint through the mesh opening and you can see the outline of three skulls  with crowns

There’s something otherworldly about the gothic colossus that is Cologne cathedral. Crossing a bridge over the river Rhine on a cold winter evening, m(...)

A bus drives under a rail bridge which was blown up  near  Donetsk recently. Photograph: EPA/STR.

Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk today, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing thei(...)

The first comment under the video of the debut single from the new Irish group Little Matador on YouTube says “Much prefer this to Snow Patrol” – a(...)

Disney debut: The Irish Times features in key scenes. The Muppet franchise was resurrected in 2011 and the last film proved to be so popular at box offices here that Disney decided to make Dublin one of four European cities featured on the Muppet world tour

Muppets read The Irish Times and that’s official. A faithful (...)

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