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The college is located in Via dei Santi Quattro in the centre of Rome and is well known by many Irish couples who have married in the chapel.

A senior member of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome was pepper-sprayed after encountering intruders during a break-in recently, it has emerged, A(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘vital that everyone takes his or her responsibilities seriously’. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

Restrictions on public worship can be justified “in situations of a sharp rise in the numbers contracting the [Covid-19<DD>)]virus” Catholic Arc(...)

Maureen Meehan, Cootehall, Co Roscommon: “I miss my neighbours and having people in for a cup of tea.” Photograph: Brian Farrell

Maureen Meehan from Cootehall, Co Roscommon, has four daughters living close by, but when Level-5 restrictions kicked in she didn’t waste time agonisi(...)

The car park at St Brendan’s church in  Coolock, Dublin, stands empty last March as Fr Paddy Stanley celebrates Sunday Mass broadcast live via webcam. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There have been further calls for churches to be allowed open for public worship as Level 5 restrictions advise otherwise across Ireland. These state (...)

The Health Service Executive issued advice for people living in north Roscommon and the Elphin region, saying public health officers were “aware” of Covid-19 cases. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

A Roscommon publican, who entered his busy bar last weekend, said he had not realised he was supposed to self-isolate while awaiting the result of a c(...)

In a Word . . .

A friend in younger days would begin his party piece with; “I’m a deprived child from a disadvantaged area.” Like me, he is from Roscommon, Cinderalla(...)

 Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran: ‘Today in Ireland, and around the world, sacrifices are being asked for what would not have been thought possible three months ago.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Catholic bishop has paid tribute to gardaí enforcing social distancing guidelines who risk being spat at “just as Christ was”. Bishop of Elphin Kev(...)

Baldoyle is not as highly developed as other coastal spots in the area. Photograph: Alan Betson

What’s so good about Baldoyle? Want to be surrounded by three beaches, but still be within a roar of Dublin city centre? This northside suburb in Dub(...)

Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55) has been elected as bishop of Connor

The newly elected Church of Ireland bishop of Connor is Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55). He succeeds Bishop Alan Abernethy, who retired at t(...)

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(...)

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