Peter McKenna: “That’s the outline of the scheme but until we get a green light from the Vatican, the Archbishop and Ard Comhairle it is still a dream.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna has said “progress has been positive” on the proposed acquisition of 38 acres at Clonliffe College, adjacent(...)

Canon Damian O’Reilly looks through some of the unwanted Christmas gifts left at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, in 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin is appealing to the public for their unwanted Christmas presents. Staff at the Pro-Cathedral in the north inner ci(...)

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The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has claimed that the nuns “haven’t gone away” from the new maternity hospital. Speaking at a ra(...)

The seminary, which dates from the mid-1800s,  sits opposite Croke Park Stadium and its lands are already used for parking on match days.

One of the largest plots of Catholic church-owned land on the northside of Dublin city is to be sold to the GAA by the Archdiocese of Dublin for the d(...)

Penitential Act of the Holy Father Yesterday I met with eight persons who are survivors of the abuse of power, the abuse of conscience and sexual abu(...)

Pope Francis arrives in the Papal Skoda at the Presidential Residence during his visit in Dublin. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters.

The Skoda car used by Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland has been donated to a homeless hub in Dublin. Staff at the Mater Dei homeless hub in D(...)

Fr Seán Donohoe,  left, and Conor Hickey of Crosscare  during a panel discussion on homelessness at the World Meeting of Families at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The homelessness crisis has reached “huge proportions” and a level that was “unheard of” three years ago, the chief executive of a social support agen(...)

Anne Griffin was the first to be employed after Dublin was confirmed as the venue for the Meeting of Families. Photograph:  Enda O’Dowd

The beating heart of the World Meeting of Families is behind the high wall around a former seminary in the shadow of Croke Park in Dublin. The Holy C(...)

Pope John Paul II kisses thr ground on arrival in Dublin, 1979. Photograph: Mazpix

Watching the second part of the quite superb RTÉ documentary series The Game last Monday night, I was struck by the fervour of the crowds in Croke Par(...)

 Bertie Ahern speaks to Parish Priest Fr Liam Ó Cuív at St Brigid’s Church in Killester.  The former taoiseach was among mourners at the funeral of former Secretary to the Department of Finance Sean Cromien. Photograph: The Irish Times

The former Secretary to the Department of Finance Sean Cromien was described at his funeral as a very “ordinary” man from a humble background who rose(...)

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