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Jean Joseph Mukendi, lead advocate for Felix Tshisekedi’s legal team, addresses the constitutional court in Kinshasa on Tuesday   during the opening of a legal challenge to the result of the country’s presidential election, in which Mr Tshisekedi was declared   the winner. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Neighbouring African countries have rowed back on a call for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election. Opposit(...)

True Detective season three: The disappearance of a young Arkansas boy and his sister triggers vivid memories and enduring questions for retired detective Wayne Hays, who worked the case 35 years ago with his then-partner Roland West

It doesn’t take long in the first episode of True Detective season three (Sky Atlantic, Monday, 9pm) to find suspects behind the disappearance of two (...)

Marie Collins: ‘The church reaction is a mirror image of what we were hearing here in Ireland 30 years ago.’ File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

As the scandal of clerical child sex abuse emerges in other countries across the world the Catholic Church response in each has been exactly as it was(...)

Martin Fayulu, runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

An influential African bloc urged the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount the votes of its chaotic presidential election, raising pressu(...)

One well-placed source warned:  “Get Dublin wrong and Diarmuid Martin’s formidable legacy will be set at nought. And rapidly.” Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Speculation that the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin is about to step down has intensified following a recent interview, which observers felt re(...)

The most recent accounts for the Clare FM company show that it recorded a pre-tax loss of €180,566 in 2017. Photograph: iStock

The Catholic Church, the GAA, a number of priests and hundreds of Clare citizens are to share in a €2.67 million windfall from the sale of Clare FM an(...)

  Martin Fayulu casting his vote  during the DR Congo general elections in Kinshasa on December 30th. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

The runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election, Martin Fayulu, in fact thrashed the official winner with more than 60 per cent(...)

Felix Tshisekedi in Kinshasha with his wife, relatives and supporters  a few minutes after he was declared winner of Congo’s  presidential election on Friday. Photograph: Caroline Thirion/AFP/Getty Images

The powerful Catholic church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has challenged the published result of last month’s historic election, setting the cl(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Pope Francis at his arrival at Dublin airport last August. Photograph: Maxwells

Major change at Catholic Church leadership level in Ireland is imminent as almost a third of the 26 dioceses on the island are scheduled to have new b(...)

Simone Kirby, who plays   a code-breaker in Dublin Castle, and Brian Gleeson as Jimmy Mahon, a Dubliner who survives the Rising to become an intelligence officer in the succeeding mayhem

Heaven help the dramatist who embarks on an interpretation of Irish history. Colin Teevan remembers that after every episode of Rebellion, his recent (...)

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