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 Sir Gerry Robinson: has died at the age of 72. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Co Donegal businessman and former television presenter Sir Gerry Robinson has died at the age of 72. He was born in Dunfanaghy in 1948 but left Irel(...)

Thousands of people from Donegal and Mayo protested in Dublin in June in support of a 100% redress scheme for homes and other buildings affected by blocks defective due to the mineral mica. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Church leaders in the west of Ireland have called on the Government to offer “full and immediate redress” to the thousands of people whose homes have (...)

The unfolding crisis in Afghanistan ‘presents Ireland with another opportunity’. Photograph: Mohammad Javadzadeh/AFP

Ireland must accept more refugees, as a priority in the context of current events in Afghanistan, and should speed up the process of doing so, the Cat(...)

A spokeswoman for Elphin diocese saidt he sacrament of Confirmation takes place from mid-August to early October and all parishes are free to postpone previously scheduled dates. Photograph: iStock

A limited number of Confirmations will take place in Meath’s Catholic diocese this month, though the majority of ceremonies will be in September and O(...)

First Holy Communion celebrants at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More Catholic bishops have given the go-ahead for First Holy Communions and Confirmations to take place later this month. However, Bishop Denis Nulty(...)

A spokesman for the Catholic bishops, said last week there was no centralised policy or approach to Communions and Confirmations. File photograph: Getty

The decision by some Catholic bishops to defy public health advice by allowing First Holy Communions and Confirmations to take place in their dioceses(...)

A former Donegal priest has been jailed for 15 months for the sexual abuse of two young sisters. Con Cunningham, now aged 86, pleaded guilty to eight(...)

Many Leaving Cert students at the school  have been isolating at home as either positive cases or close contacts of a positive case. File photograph: iStock

A Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in all Leaving Certificate students being sent home from Loreto Secondary School in Letterkenny. After a significan(...)

Prof Lisa Connolly: ‘Seeing the success of early-stage scientists when they become successful researchers is what gives me the most drive.’

You work on endocrine disruptors – what are they? Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can mimic our hormones and disrupt our hormone system. Some(...)

Carmel Larkin, a survivor of the Tuam mother and baby home, with a letter of apology from the Bon Secour order, at a shrine erected in memory of children buried at the site of the former home. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The Bon Secours sisters, who ran the mother and baby home at Tuam, yesterday yesterday offered “profound apologies” and acknowledged that children wer(...)

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