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A tapestry portraying Cardinal John Henry Newman hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

The founding rector/president of Ireland’s only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), John Henry Newman was canonised by (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said there was “a need for the transformation of dimensions of Irish culture for the sake of mature pluralism”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish universities have “lost the dream” which Cardinal John Henry Newman had of “liberal education and of a liberal education for Catholics”, the Arc(...)

Cardinal John Henry Newman was a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England

Neither the Government nor University College Dublin are expected to be officially represented at the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Ro(...)

Former Bishop of Raphoe, Bishop Séamus Hegarty was born in Kilcar, Co Donegal. He became Bishop of Derry in 1994 and retired due to ill-health in November 2011.  File photograph: David Sleator

Much of the person who the late Bishop Séamus Hegarty (79) was “ebbed away over the last eight years since he was forced to retire as Bishop of Derry”(...)

Former Bishop Séamus Hegarty who has died after a long illness. File image: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former Bishop of Derry Dr Séamus Hegarty has died aged 79 after a long illness. A diocesan bishop for 30 years, he died on Friday in the Letterkenny (...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson, speaking at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has condemned recent incidents in which Muslim people were targeted in Ireland. In a letter to(...)

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Knock Shrine in Co Mayo last year. It is 140 years today since 15 local people said they  saw an apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist, and a lamb in the village. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/AFP/Getty Images.

It was very wet that evening in Knock on August 21st, 1879, 140 years ago today, when 15 local people saw the apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John t(...)

Lodge secretary Keith Roulston and Stewart McClean, deputy master of the Orange Order lodge in Newtowncunningham. Photograph: Freya McClements

In Newtowncunningham Orange Hall in Co Donegal, yoga class is under way. Yoga mats are laid out in rows on the floor; at the back of the stage i(...)

Cllr Frank McBrearty said he had “been caught in the middle of an internal battle” in Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson

A councillor in Donegal who has resigned from Fine Gael says he is considering legal action against the party due to “trauma” which he says he and his(...)

Julie Harvey was found dead in her home in the village of Milford, Co Donegal on Saturday. Photograph: via Facebook

Gardaí are no longer treating the death of a woman in Co Donegal as suspicious after a postmortem examination was carried out on Sunday. The body o(...)

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