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Historian and former government minister Martin Mansergh will unveil a new message board at the Soloheadbeg monument. Photograph: The Irish Times

In 2005 Vincent McGrath made international headlines when he was jailed along with four others over the Shell to See controversy. Together they becam(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Pope Francis at his arrival at Dublin airport last August. Photograph: Maxwells

Major change at Catholic Church leadership level in Ireland is imminent as almost a third of the 26 dioceses on the island are scheduled to have new b(...)

TCD researcher Dr Christopher Chevallier uncovered a  series of 14th-century papal tax records showing the scale of devastation in Ireland

The full extent to which famine and conflict devastated Ireland in the early 14th century has been revealed for the first time. Dublin lost more tha(...)

Late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s mother, Eileen and daughters, Molly and Dakota follow behind as her coffin  is carried at her  funeral  at the Church of St Ailbe, Ballybricken, Limerick. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

In the week since her death, the people of Limerick got plenty of time to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Dolores O’Riordan, their interna(...)

More than 60 per cent of the Catholic dioceses on the island of Ireland presented no financial information on their websites at all. Photograph: Getty

Almost two-thirds of the 26 Catholic dioceses in Ireland do not publish any financial details on their websites, a new survey has found. The reverse (...)

Dr Ann-Marie Desmond, from Timoleague, Co Cork: ‘I can’t see anything wrong with women celebrating the Eucharist.’

As the clamour demanding full equality for women in the Catholic Church grows ever louder indications are that it is beginning to make an impact at th(...)

Following three years of preparation, a permanent deacon can perform all the functions of a priest except celebrate the Eucharist. File image: Alan Betson

The leadership of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has said it fully supports a parish priest in Limerick who has publicly opposed moves in h(...)

The  Funeral Mass of Nicola Kenny in Thurles Cathedral. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The floral tributes spelled out the words “Friend” and “Mam”. Nicola Kenny was a friend to many throughout her 26 years, a mother to her new baby Li(...)

Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway (pictured) and Kilmacduagh, and Seamus Freeman SAC, Bishop of Ossory, are to retire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two Catholic bishops have today announced their retirements and a new Bishop of Killaloe has been appointed. Pope Francis has accepted the retirement(...)