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The departing papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in early 2018. Photograph: Tom Honan

One of the most influential if low-key papal nuncios to serve in Ireland will leave shortly for Prague following the Vatican announcement of his appoi(...)

The former Bishop of Galway, Dr Eamonn Casey, at his home in Shanaglish. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The new Bishop of Galway Michael Duignan (51) spoke with disarming frankness at his installation in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and (...)

Bishop Michael Duignan extends a warm welcome to a Ukrainian family at Galway Cathedral. Photograph: Sean Feeney

History was made in Galway on Sunday afternoon with the installation of Catholic Bishop of Clonfert Michael Duignan as Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh a(...)

Tempers flare in the closing stages in league match between Galway and Mayo in 2018. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A few weeks ago, Ger Bowens made the short journey from his home in Milltown to collect his son in Claremorris. He happened to be wearing a Galway jer(...)

Declan Ganley plans to create the Edmund Burke facility, named after the Catholic emancipator whom he has long admired, close to his Moyne Park estate in Abbeyknockmoy, Co Galway. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Prominent telecoms entrepreneur Declan Ganley is reviving a plan to redevelop a pub and restaurant close to his estate near Tuam in east Galway. The (...)

 Páirc Tailteann:  a brilliant, atmospheric place to watch a football game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The last game I attended before Covid was two years ago almost to the day – March 1st, 2020. It was a Sunday morning, we had played a club game in no(...)

Refugees receive food after arriving at the West Train Station from Zahony after border crossing at Zahony-Csap as they flee Ukraine. Photograph:  Janos Kummer/Getty

As the State prepares to provide refuge for thousands of Ukrainians fleeing war, Government departments are ramping up preparations to ensure that acc(...)

The site of the former Tuam mother and baby home, in Co Galway. Legislation that would allow for exhumations at the site is set to be published next week. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Draft legislation to allow for the exhumation of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes is to be published next week by Minister for Chi(...)

Thirty-five sports are included, with GAA, rugby and soccer among major recipients. Photograph: iStock

Skibbereen Rowing Club, Bohemians/DCU and the Tipperary GAA County Board were among the biggest winners as the largest sports capital grant in the his(...)

Maria Arbuckle, whose son was removed from her for adoption when she was 18, attends  a protest over issues related to the mother and baby home redress scheme outside  Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes is “insulting”, “penny-pinching” and must be changed, survivors said during a protest outsid(...)

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