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Cillian O’Connor celebrates after scoring his second of four goals against Tipperary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the unexpected joys of lockdown was that I found music again. Like most teenagers, I was nuts about music. But then I lost it. So during the fi(...)

Sandra Collins was aged 28 when she disappeared from her home in the seaside village of Killala on December 4th, 2000.

The family of a Mayo woman who has been missing presumed murdered for 20 years have appealed for information on the case and said they would never sto(...)

Church collections were ‘the main-stay of parish life’ and restrictions imposed due to the pandemic were having a drastic effect on these, he said. File photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The Catholic Church in Ireland is facing huge financial uncertainty due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and this was now becoming a threat to its ver(...)

Paul Dempsey being ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/Twitter

The former parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare, Fr Paul Dempsey (49), was ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry in the West of Ireland on Sunday. I(...)

William Carr and Sons operates a production facility in Killala, focused on smoked salmon production with sales predominantly to retail

The company behind the well-known Nolans Seafoods brand has been acquired for the second time in six years in a €6.5 million deal. Iceland Seafood In(...)

Above, Fr Paddy Stanley saying Mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches have invited people to take part in prayers throughout the island on Palm Sunday, 3pm-4pm. They have also paid (...)

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Catholic priests are coming under continuing pressure to hold funeral Masses, particularly in rural Ireland, despite Government restrictions due to co(...)

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(...)

Pope Francis arrives to lead a Mass to close a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

A Catholic priests’ group has said it will continue to advocate for the ordination of women within the Church. Speaking ahead of the Irish Associati(...)

The Taoiseach’s remarks “will awaken and give a focus to the sleeping giant of traditional Catholicism”. Photograph: Tom Honan

The recent Dáil exchange in which Taoiseach Leo Varadkar compared Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to “one of those parish priests who preaches from (...)

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