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Former president Mary McAleese. Her new memoir, Here’s The Story, details her extraordinary life and career. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The former president on criticising the church, building bridges, life during lockdown – and her new memoir Mary McAleese’s apartment in the Dub(...)

A Dublin City Council worker cleaning up illegal dumping at a recycling centre. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

A sharp increase in dumping of household waste has been seen across Dublin city and county during the coronavirus pandemic, with illegal dumping rates(...)

Above, Fr Paddy Stanley saying Mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches have invited people to take part in prayers throughout the island on Palm Sunday, 3pm-4pm. They have also paid (...)

An  empty car park as Fr Paddy Stanley  says the Sunday 9.30am mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock, Dublin which was closed to the public but broadcast live on the webcam. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At a Mass in a nearly-empty St Andrew’s Church on Dublin’s Westland Row on Sunday morning, Fr Enda Cunningham asked “is God with us or not? Perhaps no(...)

Attendance at church funerals is limited to 100 people. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The obligation on Catholics to physically attend Sunday Mass has been removed by Ireland’s Catholic bishops for now and all Confirmations are postpone(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson: Politics and their cruelty are part of our adult life and they affect children and young people. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A senior Irish Church figure has called for “courage and compassion” towards secularism as society faces “increasing pressure from what we ominously c(...)

Senator David Norris: ‘What has happened in Northern Ireland is quite extraordinary. The tail is wagging the dog.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government must revisit laws which allow churches discriminate against people, Senator David Norris has said. The recent removal of an organist (...)

“The church’s fixation with homosexuality is destroying its credibility as a voice of reformed Christian witness.”

The Presbyterian Church has published a new book titled Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles which tells the moving story of 120 people’s(...)

Pedestrians walking over Ha’penny Bridge, the main access point to the touristic area of Temple Bar. Photograph: iStock

Dublin is drab, expensive and with very little to do for a city purporting to be a major tourism destination, according to readers of one of Britain’s(...)

Bishop-elect Rev Andrew Forster (left) interviews bishop-elect Archdeacon David McClay (right) and Canon David Brown at Willowfield Church, Belfast.

LP Hartley wrote in his 1953 novel The Go-Between that “the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”. Increasingly Northern Irela(...)

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