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St Malachy’s seminary in Belfast is to close after 185 years.

St Malachy’s seminary in Belfast, which trained priests mainly for the Down and Connor diocese, is to close after 185 years. From September next its(...)

An overhaul of the Dublin Bus network was outlined earlier in July. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Major commuter bus services from Swords, Balbriggan and Dunboyne will be significantly worse off under a €2 billion plan to reform Dublin’s bus routes(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said concerning clerical child sex-abuse scandals that young people’s “disgust at what happened is deep-rooted”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Catholicism today is “foreign” to young people and needs to wake up to the situation, according to Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. “Chan(...)

The Irish team comprises 47 student engineers, physicists, computer scientists and designers from DCU, Trinity, UCD, DIT, IT Carlow and Maynooth University.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A team of Irish students are putting the final touches to a pod which they hope will travel at a speed of 540km/h in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop test track (...)

Greenfield Shopping Centre: on a 1-acre site 0.5km south of Maynooth railway station

With any number of private investors and small funds in search of good quality investment opportunities, two Dublin estate agents should have little d(...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

Canon Thomas Deenihan, who has admitted to suffering many sleepless nights since he was informed of Pope Francis’s decision. Photograph:  John McElroy

Pope Francis has appointed Canon Thomas Deenihan, a priest from the Diocese of Cork and Ross, as the new Bishop of Meath. Canon Deenihan will replace(...)

The bishops  have called on politicians “who courageously defended the right to life of the unborn child” before last month’s abortion referendum to continue to do so “as a matter of principle”. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Catholic Bishops have responded to the decision to liberalise the State’s abortion laws by announcing plans to set up a “Council for Life” to prom(...)

Archbishop  Diarmuid Martin of Dublin,  and Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin announce   Pope Francis’s itinerary for the World Meeting of Families 2018. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill

Pope Francis “will be briefed” before he arrives in Dublin about the abuse of women and children in Catholic-run institutions in Ireland, Archbishop o(...)

(From left) Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, president and host of WMOF2018; and Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, announce the publication of Pope Francis’s itinerary for the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Access to venues in Ireland which Pope Francis will visit next August will to be heavily restricted, it was announced at a press conference on Monday (...)

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