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The Irish countryside is many things – cold, wet, grey, green, remote, wet, barren, cow-filled, morose, stoney, wet, brown... Photograph: iStock Photo

We live in a listy time and much of the content we consume comes broken into digestible chunks and helpfully numbered so we can rank its importance mo(...)

Ann Marie Hoade after treatment for ovarian cancer. There are about 410 cases of the disease and 270 deaths as a result it each year in Ireland.

When Ann Marie Hoade started experiencing frequent urination in 2016, she initially thought she had a kidney infection. And when this progressed to pe(...)

Bed sheets with the names of hundreds of dead children draped on the gates of a mass burial site at Tuam, Co Galway.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Survivors of the former Bon Secours mother and babies home in Tuam, Co Galway have described the memo which Minister for Children Katherine Zappone ga(...)

Four out of five respondents to the poll say the visit of Pope Francis has not changed their view of the Catholic Church. Photograph: Ciro Fusco /EPA

A clear majority of Irish people say that Pope Francis “did not go far enough” when he addressed the issue of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church o(...)

Pope Francis  shakes hands with Minister for Children Katherine Zappone at Áras an Uachtaráin in  Dublin. Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has told Pope Francis that she believes the Catholic Church should “contribute substantially to the cost” of r(...)

 A changed Ireland: Pope Francis  listening to the speech of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: EPA/Vatican Press Office

The symbolism of the setting for the Taoiseach’s speech in Dublin Castle on Saturday bore down from above with a heavy weight. Beneath a ceiling pane(...)

A woman attends a vigil at the site of the Tuam babies graveyard where the bodies of 796 babies where uncovered at a site of a former  home for unmarried mothers and their children in Tuam. Co Galway. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The gathering set off from the Square in Tuam just before three o’clock on a slow walk up to the old home. Teddy bears and cuddly toys had been tied (...)

Audrey Elliott with the     Mayo football jersey signed by Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, Knock, Co Mayo, which she hopes will lift the Mayo ‘curse’ so the team can win an All-Ireland title.  Photograph:   Cate McCurry/PA

When Pope Francis flew into the west of Ireland on Sunday morning, he may have felt there was a “lot done, more to do”. During his 90 minutes in east(...)

The Pope’s visit to Ireland, the first since Pope John Paul II’s overwhelming reception in 1979, would always have made global headlines. However, ag(...)

Pope Francis waves from the steps of his Aer Lingus jet  during a farewell ceremony upon his departure at Dublin Airport in Dublin on Sunday evening. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has made a plea for forgiveness at the closing event of a two-day trip to Ireland which has been dominated by the issue of sexual and ins(...)

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