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The Government is trying to change the focus of the economy. Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton is hoping a model based on endeavo(...)

During an ineloquent but pious contribution to a Dáil debate in June 1929, Seán T O’Kelly asserted: “We of the Fianna Fáil party believe that w(...)

Archbishop Michael Jackson (centre) and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin carry the Taize cross down Dame Street in Dublin during the Good Friday procession to the Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sectarianism is “alive and well” in Dublin, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Michael Jackson, has said. Speaking at a colloqui(...)

On first impression, Gordon Thomas, the prolific investigative writer of works such as Pontiff (...)

Nearly 80 years ago (in 1934) Éamon de Valera initiated the abolition of the Seanad and immediately ran into objections that this was a breach (...)

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in St Peter's square for his weekly audience on Wednesday in Vatican City. Pope Francis delivered his catechism to a crowd of approximately 30,000 pilgrims packed into St Peter's Square. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to "act decisively" to root out sexual abuse of children by priests and ensure the perpetrators are punished(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi blessing in St Peter’s Square, attending by up to 300,000 faithful and tourists, at the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: L’osservatore Romano/AP Photomano

Pope Francis rounded off an intense week of Easter celebrations when bestowing his first Urbi et Orbi (...)

Pope Francis delivers his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica during Easter Mass in Vatican City, Vatican. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Pope Francis used his first Easter Sunday address to call for peace in the world and appealed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Ko(...)

Pope Francis (L) and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, meet at the helicopter pad of the papal summer residence, Castel Gandolfo. Photograph:  Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images

It was an historic, keenly anticipated moment, the day when two popes, both dressed in almost identical white, met to talk, to pray and then to(...)

The new pontiff made his appeal in an address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican. Photgraph: L'Osservatore Romano/Getty Images

Pope Francis urged the West today to intensify dialogue with Islam and appealed to the world to do more to combat poverty. The new pontif(...)

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