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Joe Murphy, from Pouladuff on Cork’s southside, died on October 25th, 1920 on the 76th day of his hunger strike protest.

The family of an Irish volunteer, who died on hunger strike in Cork a century ago, have spoken of their pride at him making the ultimate sacrifice for(...)

The pope has appeared to break with the position of the  Catholic Church by supporting civil unions for same-sex couples, according to remarks he made in a new documentary. File photograph:  Lauren DeCicca/Getty

Pope Francis has said that homosexuals should be protected by civil union laws in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gay peop(...)

It is likely that the entire country will move to at least Level 4 restrictions next week.

It is likely that the entire country will move to at least Level 4 restrictions, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has signalled.(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘Some of those who took part in these anti-mask demonstrations were the same groups that attempted to overturn my car when I attended an Islamic gathering in Croke Park.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has warned against anti mask protesters and those “who do not understand, or do not want to understand, (...)

Nearly everyone will be asked to stay at home under Level 5 restrictions.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) has recommended that the country be moved to Level 5 restrictions of the Government’s Living with Co(...)

Patrons  being screened at the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, New Hampshire. Photograph: Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/The New York Times

The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States is surging once again after growth slowed in late summer. While the geography of the pandemic(...)

Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy said in some  parishes in his cross-border diocese Mass is available in one part while not in the other.

The Catholic Bishop of a cross-border diocese has spoken of frustrations felt by local people who can attend Mass in parishes within Northern Ireland (...)

Level 4  have been introduced for Border counties in a bid to limit cross-Border infections

The border counties of Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan are moving to Level 4 restrictions under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19 from midnig(...)

Retreats: On one level, you withdraw for a while from worldly cares; on another your mind, heart and soul reach out to engage with the divine.

When I was a student at Cambridge I went on a retreat with some friends. It was a silent affair, and we were still very young, so we spent most of the(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

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