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A Catholic bishop has warned against a new culture in Ireland ‘which is trying to undo the truths of the entire Judeo-Christian system from the ground up’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A Catholic bishop has warned that a new culture in Ireland “is trying to undo the truths of the entire Judeo-Christian system from the ground up”. Bi(...)

Robert Boyle: The day will begin with an examination of his life and work, emphasising his importance in developing and popularising the experimental method

The leading role Irish scientists played in developing climate science going back hundreds of years, and the current challenge of countering global wa(...)

Pat ‘the Lawnmower Man’ at Kearney’s on Convent Street in Tallow. ‘Give somebody a majority for five years and let them get on with it.’ Photograph: Mary Browne

“Rural Ireland is closed,” says Pat “The Lawnmower Man” from Tallow in west Waterford. He won’t give his last name – everyone knows him as The Lawnmo(...)

Jason Evert was due to speak at the ‘Incite 2020’ student retreat event. File photograph: Alan Betson

Four talks by controversial US Catholic preacher Jason Evert this week have been cancelled after concerns were raised about his views on homosexuality(...)

Jennifer Connery had been given a one year suspended sentence by Judge Seán Ó Donnabhain in April 2016 for careless driving causing the death of TJ Sweetnam at Ballinrush, Kilworth, Co Cork, on August 22nd 2015

A judge has refused to lift a four-year driving disqualification imposed on a 53-year-old woman who killed a motorcyclist in a traffic collision after(...)

The Red Iron: Brian Doherty as Dog and Michael Quinlan as Scabs in Jim Nolan’s play. Photograph: Colin Shanahan

THE RED IRON Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford ★★★★☆ For a play about place, Waterford obliges with an icy moon shining on the snowfields of the Com(...)

Sr Joan Chittister  and former president Mary McAleese in conversation at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has said it bothers her greatly to see people who are strangers to Ireland treated in ways that are contrary “to the et(...)

Oughterard campaign leaders say the help of the far-right is not welcome.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Last March, the organisers of a meeting in Lismore, called to help a Syrian refugee family as they arrived in the picturesque Waterford town, had an u(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was scheduled to meet church leaders the day after comparing Micheál Martin to a “secretly sinning priest”. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/ARP/Getty Images

Fortunately for Leo Varadkar, the timing of his latest faux pas was not quite as ominous as it might have been for former taoisigh. As a thing to be f(...)

Pope Francis urges us to be missionary disciples and invites ‘all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ’. Photograph: Fabio Falcioni/EPA

The pastoral plan for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, launched on Pentecost Sunday, is the fruit of a listening process conducted around the dio(...)

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