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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(...)

Pope Francis: seen by many as separate from the institution he leads, and which he himself struggles to reform. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

It is the story of a photograph: four cardinals, all Irish, and one president, Mary McAleese. The occasion was the elevation in 2007 of the then prima(...)

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 (...)

Nine out of 10 people in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area reported their health as being good or very good, the highest in the State, according to the CSO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is a significant difference in people’s view of their health depending on where they live, according to latest figures from Census 2016. Nine o(...)

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