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“When we encounter faith-filled service we know we have been privileged to witness the un-showy work of the Good Shepherd.” Photograph: Getty Images

I’m writing this column on a stunning April day. Summer beckons. Many people in Ireland have been vaccinated. New life is at a fledgling moment. Bloss(...)

A recent social media query about issues people have had with online orders prompted about 1,000 responses in less than 48 hours. Photograph: iStock

With successive lockdowns pushing more people towards online shopping, delivery companies are dealing with volumes that have doubled in a year, and so(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘Church-run institutions should be places where people experience the warm embrace of Jesus Christ, particularly vulnerable people, not harshness, judgementalism and disrespect.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What happened in the mother and baby homes was “only one chapter in a shocking narrative that has gone on for some time”, the Catholic Archbishop of D(...)

It is difficult for people in the Ireland of today to appreciate how much attitudes to sexual mores have changed in the intervening years since the 1970s. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP

In 1971 a social worker from the Diocesan Limerick Social Service asked if my husband and I would consider having an “unmarried mother” to live in our(...)

Jack Charlton. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Former Ireland football manager Jack Charlton, who died earlier this year, and World Health Organisation official Dr Michael Ryan are among 14 recipie(...)

Catherine Freeman outside BBC Broadcasting House in London in the 1950s

Born: August 10th, 1931 Died: July 15th, 2020 The BBC in the 1950s was not a hostile place for women, but it was slow to recognise their abilities. F(...)

 Seven US Marines and a navy sailor were missing on Friday, a day after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the southern California coast during a training mission, US Marine Corps officials said. Photograph: Patrick Crosley/US Navy/AFP via Getty Images

Seven US Marines and a navy sailor were missing on Friday, a day after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the southern California coast during (...)

Borussia Mönchegladbach supporters have paid for cardboard cut-out portraits to be placed in the  Borussia Park football stadium as the Bundesliga returns behind closed doors. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

So what’s the state of play in the Bundesliga? Bayern Munich are four points clear of Borussia Dortmund and five ahead of RB Leipzig with nine rounds(...)

Dr Ali Al Saleh (centre, in white) said that Covid-19 spared no race, no region and ‘has put us away from our churches, our mosques, our prayer places’ but it was also ‘an opportunity to show the strength of our faith.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Irish Muslim leader who was critically ill with Covid-19 joined other religious leaders in expressing gratitude to frontline staff and praying for (...)

‘Oh, get a room, you two!’ Another sexy scene from Grey’s Anatomy

In more normal weeks, I like to spend my time hanging out in A&E departments because I enjoy watching the will-they-won’t-they dramas, sexual tens(...)

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