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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(...)

Having written the acclaimed A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years , and(...)

Former bishop of Clogher Joseph Duffy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The former Bishop of the cross-border Catholic diocese of Clogher Joseph Duffy has been criticised for unsatisfactory responses to child abuse (...)

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(...)

Ann Maria Burke, who gave evidence at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

A midwife manager at Galway University Hospital has identified herself as the person who told Savita Halappanavar that she couldn't get a terminati(...)

Midwife manager Ann Maria Burke yesterday acknowledged that she had told Savita Halappanavar she  could not get a termination “because Ireland is a Catholic country”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The inquest into Savita Halappanavar’s death has made major progress in establishing the chain of events that occurred as her condition deterio(...)

Midwife Anne Marie Burke arrives to give evidence at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A midwife manager at Galway University Hospital has identified herself as the person who told Savita Halappanavar that she couldn’t get a termi(...)

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In – Women, Work and the Will to Lead (...)

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(...)

Sean Dunne with a model of the then proposed development on the site of the Jurys and Berkeley Court hotels in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As cack-handed apologies go, Sean Dunne’s takes some beating. Having just sought bankruptcy in the US, leaving behind debts of €185 mill(...)

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