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The Ancient Order of Hibernians was originally established to defend Irish Catholic immigrants in the US before the famine. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty

After nearly 200 years, one of the main Irish organisations in the United States is considering proposals to open its doors to women. The Ancient Ord(...)

Roy Bradford: He made his speech in, of all places, the Knights of Columbanus headquarters in Ely Place in Dublin

It seems that the Border will always be a topic of conversation on this island. In recent years, because of Brexit, we’ve talked about hard borders a(...)

Jill Pitcher Farrell, a 23-year-old rover scout and adult volunteer, became the first woman to be elected chief scout, the voluntary head of the youth organisation. Photograph: Alan Place

After more than three years of controversy and scandal, Scouting Ireland has sought to put a new face forward to the public, with members electing the(...)

Glenavy wants consent for 215 apartments in five blocks ranging in height from four to eight storeys, and consent for four apartments in Nullamore House itself and another 16 in proposed extensions. File photograph: Getty

A charity in Opus Dei, the conservative Catholic organisation, is advancing plans to build hundreds of apartments in south Dublin in a project propert(...)

Majella Connolly, who was born in St Patrick’s mother and baby home on the Navan Road, places a child’s shoe on a tree at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Tom Honan

A tense negotiation is in prospect as the Government seeks a significant financial contribution from Catholic and Church of Ireland leaders for a new (...)

Former Irish swimming coach George Gibney. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As many as 18 alleged victims coached by the disgraced former swimming coach and child abuser George Gibney have contacted the BBC Sounds and Second C(...)

Barnardos set up a support group for mothers whose children were adopted, three women share their stories.

Throughout much of its history, Ireland was a cold and inhospitable place for women who became pregnant outside of marriage. The recent campaign by su(...)

A protest outside Castleknock Educate Together National School over the planned use of a Catholic agency in delivering a day-long sex education class.

Parents of children at an Educate Together school have warned that they will withdraw their children in protest over the planned use of a Catholic org(...)

 GAA president John Horan: “We hope everyone sees a place for themselves in the GAA and will join us for this service.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

GAA president John Horan has said he hopes that an ecumenical service to be held in St Patrick’s Cathedral will encourage more Protestants to play Gae(...)

Drunk Lives Matter: A T-shirt for sale on Amazon

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in the United States has written to Amazon seeking items it claims to be anti-Irish to be removed. The oldest Irish C(...)

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