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Rev Trevor Johnston, a member of the committee that set up the highly conservative Global Anglican Future Conference Ireland group. Photograph: ASCBelfast.com

The Republic of Ireland is the least Christian part of the English-speaking world and a place where “God is now seen as redundant and unnecessary”, a (...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

Church of Ireland  Bishop Harold Miller. Photograph:  Diocese of Down and Dromore

A Church of Ireland bishop who attended the meeting in Jerusalem last week of the conservative Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) has describe(...)

Two Church of Ireland bishops’ attendance at Gafcon has been described as  “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: iStock

Attendance by two Church of Ireland bishops at the conservative Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) meeting in Jerusalem last week has provoked(...)

File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church is in a “new reality” in Ireland where it is no longer the dominant voice in society, a senior bishop has admitted. Bishop of Ki(...)

Kit de Waal: ‘Wexford would have been what my mother thought of as the big town, where everything happened’

When I arrive at Kit de Waal’s she’s in her writing cabin in the back garden of her house in Leamington. De Waal gets a kick out of using the no-frill(...)

Seamus O’Brien, father of Cathal O’Brien,  who disappeared 24 years ago in Cork, at Farmleigh, with a rose during the  Missing Persons Ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The father of missing murder victim Cathal O’Brien has pleaded with anyone who has information about the whereabouts of his son’s body to come forward(...)

 Seamus O’Brien, father of Cathal O’Brien, who disappeared in Cork in 1994,  with a rose during the  annual missing persons ceremony at Farmleigh in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the disappearance of two men feared killed in Cork 24 years ago are to make an appeal on Monday night for any information that ca(...)

Christy Griffin has been released from Midlands Prison, Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Notorious crime gang leader Christy Griffin has been freed from prison after serving a sentence for rape. Gardaí are now fearful a feud that emerged (...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

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