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St Declan’s Pilgrim Path is now fully waymarked and can be walked independently.

Who was Ireland’s first Christian missionary? Waterford folk will almost universally reply – and many historians will agree – that it was Declan of Ar(...)

Bob Olinger and  Rachael Blackmore go past faller Galopin Des Champs and unseated jockey  Paul Townend on their way to winning the Turners Novice Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire for the Jockey Club

The star novice Bob Olinger is being treated for a muscle problem that trainer Henry de Bromhead believes can explain his disappointing display at the(...)

 Members of the Australian Defence Force help clean up flooded streets in Milton, Brisbane. Photograph: Jono Searle/EPA

Australia’s prime minister has said he will declare a national emergency following floods across large swathes of the east coast that have claimed 22 (...)

Residents evacuate as flooding affects Chinderah, northern New South Wales, Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Military helicopters airlifted stranded people from rooftops of flooded neighbourhoods in eastern Australia and a 10th victim was found on Tuesday fol(...)

‘Views are mixed on the closure and clustering of parishes and parish churches.’ File photograph: Getty Images

The closure of Catholic churches has become increasingly common in many countries as the decline in church attendance highlights the oversupply of chu(...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford.

Welcome to the Munster Vales, “an authentic slice of Ireland”. Munster Vales ... Munster Vales .. ah, where? Even to a born, bred and starved Munste(...)

TJ Reid of Ballyhale Shamrocks lines up to take a free against St Thomas’s at Semple Stadium last month. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/©Inpho

One of these days Ballyhale Shamrocks might know that when they’re beaten, they are actually beaten. If any team has found a way of snatching victory (...)

Fr Richard Geoghegan came under fire from conservative Catholics following an appearance on hotelier Francis Brennan’s RTÉ show Grand Tour of Vietnam in 2017, wherein he performed in drag as singer Shirley Bassey, wearing a blonde wig and lipstick.

Standing in the family’s hardware store on Main Street in Carrick-on-Suir, Fiona Hearn remembers how Fr Richard Geoghegan gave her son First Holy Comm(...)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan . Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

The laicisation of a priest who appeared in drag on a television programme has been described as “inappropriate, unreasonable and unacceptable,” by th(...)

Hermann Kelly with supporters at a protest in November last year against lockdown. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin/Collins

The leader of the pro-Irexit Irish Freedom Party, Hermann Kelly, has been helping to lead a campaign in the European Parliament against rules requirin(...)

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