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Annie West has condemned “a recent instruction” from rector Isaac Hanna that as soon as the organist  is married he is no longer welcome at Drumcliffe or Munninane churches.

A former Church of Ireland warden at Drumcliffe, Co Sligo, has written an open letter to the rector and local bishop there protesting at the recent re(...)

Bishop-elect Rev Andrew Forster (left) interviews bishop-elect Archdeacon David McClay (right) and Canon David Brown at Willowfield Church, Belfast.

LP Hartley wrote in his 1953 novel The Go-Between that “the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”. Increasingly Northern Irela(...)

The dog was scanned to identify the owner but it had not been microchipped as legally required. Photograph: ISPCA

A dog has been found abandoned and chained to a gate in a field along with her six newborn puppies in Co Roscommon. The two-year-old lurcher dog was (...)

Sligo Gaol

County: Sligo Incident: Jailbreak at Sligo Gaol Date: June 26th, 1920 The widow of a TD who was executed during the Civil War took her own life 14 ye(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson, speaking at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has condemned recent incidents in which Muslim people were targeted in Ireland. In a letter to(...)

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has asked if we have lost sight of the fact that many of our own people have been and still are strangers and sojourners’ in foreign lands. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

A Catholic bishop has warned against “disturbing signs of racial prejudice” in Ireland and said the direct provision system “contributes to the deepen(...)

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Knock Shrine in Co Mayo last year. It is 140 years today since 15 local people said they  saw an apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist, and a lamb in the village. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/AFP/Getty Images.

It was very wet that evening in Knock on August 21st, 1879, 140 years ago today, when 15 local people saw the apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John t(...)

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(...)

Labour MP Stella Creasy is to table an amendment to the NI (Executive Formation) Bill seeking to extend access to abortion to Northern Ireland. File photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

A Catholic bishop in Northern Ireland has called on people there to contact their MPs “urgently” to oppose an attempt in the House of Commons on Monda(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin will be joined by  Carol Nolan TD and Trevor Hayes, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, at the anti-abortion rally. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin is to join thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators at the annual Rally for Life in Dublin. Among those taki(...)

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