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‘The relationship of the Church of Ireland with the totality of Irish history and culture . . . can only become more complex as we approach the commemoration of 150 years of Disestablishment,” Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Church of Ireland must address their identity as Irish Anglicans, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “The relationship of(...)

Speaking at the Church of Ireland Synod in Greystones, Rev Dr Norman Gamble, a member of the Diocesan Board of Education, said ‘our schools are part of our mission rather than for own people’. Photograph: iStock

Disharmony among parents and teachers at the Church of Ireland St Patrick’s primary school in Greystones, Co Wicklow was described last night as “regr(...)

Lugduff Brook, Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Much has been written of Glendalough: its history, geology and story and especially of its unique synthesis of ancient Irish spirituality and a wild p(...)

At an extraordinary general meeting of the St Patrick’s National School  parent-teacher association on Wednesday night, parents held a series of confidence votes relating to the controversy. Photograph: iStock

Parents at a Church of Ireland primary school at the centre of a row over its admissions policy have overwhelmingly backed a no confidence vote in its(...)

Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

A total of 353,874 tickets were sold   for Pope Francis’ Mass in the Phoenix Park on the first day they went on sale. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AP

Bookings for World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next month “before it ever starts, has already exceeded all records,” Bishop of Kildare and Le(...)

Durrow Scarecrow Festival runs from July 29th to August 6th.

While we have already had enough sunshine for about three normal Irish summers, the season is only now really getting started, so we thought we’d look(...)

 Renovated Shaw Room at the National Gallery of Ireland. The gallery was the most visited free attraction in 2017. Marie-Louise Halpenny

A pint of plain remains your only man for bringing the tourists in, with the Guinness Storehouse once again proving to be the most popular fee-chargin(...)

Swimmers and support kayaks in   Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Despite thousands of kilometres of eye-catching coastline lapping this hydrophilic island, and a fathomless network of picturesque rivers and lakes, o(...)

The Swiss Cottage outside Cahir, Co Tipperary, is a fairy-book cottage orné with a curving thatched roof, ideal for a family excursion.

Ireland is fortunate to have so many architectural remains of our ancestors surviving still in the landscape, stretching right back to when we first s(...)

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