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John Paul II’s legacy: a 15-metre-tall statue depicting Pope John Paul II overlooks the city of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. At a moment when Poland finds itself torn by political conflicts that are cast as an existential fight for the country’s soul, the pope’s legacy is just one more battleground. Photograph: Maciek Nabrdalik/The New York Times

On his knees, head bowed before bloodstained robes, a Polish man is deep in prayer. He is worshipping in a chapel at the John Paul II Centre in Cracow(...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917 - 1980) at home in San Salvador in November 1979. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

There is something about the murder of a priest saying Mass that has always stirred the Christian imagination. The priest is then at his most vulnerab(...)

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has ‘taken all actions necessary’. Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) are investigating the technical issue that temporarily shut down radar at Shannon and Cork airports last night. Ra(...)

Polish head coach Jerzy Brzeczek  talks to his players at a  training session in Wroclaw, Poland before the international friendly against the Republic of Ireland.  Photograph: Jan Karwowski/EPA

If Martin O’Neill feels slightly aggrieved, and it is seems pretty safe to say he does right now, over the speed at which people have started to specu(...)

The Holocaust Educational Trust said Gena  Turgel dedicated her life to sharing her story of surviving the Jewish ghetto in Krakow and the  camps at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Holocaust survivor who became known as the Bride of Belsen after she married a British soldier involved in the liberation of the Nazi death camps ha(...)

In August 2016 the Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin said he would no longer send trainee priests from the diocese to St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, because of a worrying ‘atmosphere’ at the national seminary. Photograph: Getty Images

Two seminarians at the Irish College in Rome have been sent home by the rector after being found in bed together. It is understood both men had been (...)

Sri Lanka: five days in a suite in a fairly high-end beach resort costs less than €100. Photograph: iStock

What if you were to pick your holiday destination based purely on price? What if money was the sole object as opposed to no object? Where could you en(...)

Budget airline Ryanair is to close its base at Glasgow Airport. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Budget airline Ryanair is to close its base at Glasgow Airport. The number of routes operated from Glasgow will be reduced from 23 to three, with fiv(...)

Andrew Day: “Sperasoft adds considerably to our engineering services division, which we intend to continue to build organically and through acquisition”

Keywords Studios, an Irish-headquartered video gaming firm that listed in London four years ago, has acquired Sperasoft in a $27 million (€23m) deal.(...)

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