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Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell leading a ‘Way of the Cross’ procession from the Wellington Monument to the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park, as part of Easter religious ceremonies. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

People in Ireland are “pushed to limits most of us have never experienced before, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell said on Friday. He sai(...)

The 2015 Way of the Cross ceremony in the Phoenix Park, led by the then archbishop of Dublin Rev Diarmuid Martin. This year’s event starts at midday on Good Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

For the first time in three years the two Archbishops in Dublin will lead a ‘Walk of Witness’ through Dublin city centre on Good Friday it has been co(...)

 Al “Blue” Lewis at full stretch on the canvas after taking a thunderous left to the jaw from Muhammad Ali in the fifth round of their fight at Croke Park in July 1972.  Photograph: Tommy Collins

On April 4th, 1972, Harold Conrad arrived in London from New York. Booking into his hotel, he was handed three urgent messages to contact a man he had(...)

A man is arrested as police and protesters clash in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: George Heard/New Zealand Herald via AP

Increasingly violent demonstrations in New Zealand against mandatory vaccination are set to spill over into a fourth week as police warned protesters (...)

A protester taunts police on Friday in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Photograph:  Alex Kent/Getty Images

When thousands of protesters against Covid-19 restrictions arrived in Ottawa last month, it would have seemed unimaginable that they would take over p(...)

Law enforcement officers form a line to push back protesters during a demonstration in Ottawa. Photograph: James Park/Bloomberg

Police, some on horseback, pushed into crowds of demonstrators to clear them from the streets of downtown Ottawa on Friday, arresting more than 100 an(...)

Police take over an intersection leading to parliament in Wellington on the ninth day of demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions in New Zealand. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images

New Covid-19 infections have hit a record high in New Zealand while hundreds of people protest outside its parliament against vaccine mandates. More (...)

Police arrest people protesting against coronavirus mandates at parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Mitchell/NZ Herald via AP

More protesters arrived outside New Zealand’s parliament on Friday, calling for an end to a vaccine mandate, despite arrests by the police, as the US (...)

A barricade in front of parked vehicles  in Ottawa this week. Photograph: Adrian Wyld /The Canadian Press via AP

As Ottawa residents woke up on Tuesday to their 12th day of protesters occupying the core of Canada’s capital, the demonstrations continued to reverbe(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference  in Wellington. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has put the nation into a three-day lockdown after the discovery of the first community case of Covid-19 sin(...)

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