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The 16th annual Way of the Cross through the Phoenix Park on Good Friday Led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Who are we to judge? , asked Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin on Friday, echoing the words of Pope Francis. “Who are we to put others under the mi(...)

Hilda Coles (née Clayton): her   calligraphy and illumination, metalwork and jewellery design were much admired
Hilda Coles – An Appreciation
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  • March 26, 2018, 00:01

The funeral of Hilda Coles (née Clayton), of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, and Cheeverstown House, Clondalkin, Co Dublin, took place in St Mary’s C(...)

Pope Francis: seen by many as separate from the institution he leads, and which he himself struggles to reform. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

It is the story of a photograph: four cardinals, all Irish, and one president, Mary McAleese. The occasion was the elevation in 2007 of the then prima(...)

The Rally for Life anti-abortion demonstration in Dublin in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Another year over. And a new one just begun.” With yet another abortion referendum waiting in the long grass. “The words ‘secular’ and ‘religious’ (...)

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CATHEDRALS Down Cathedral, Downpatrick Sundays at 11:30am and Thursdays at 10am with Holy Communion. You are very welcome to visit Down Cathedral. Mo(...)

A number of events were held in Waterford to mark the centenary of a shipping disaster in 1917. Photograph: Robin Barnett/Twitter

Relatives of two men who died when two merchant ships were torpedoed by a German submarine in December 1917 have spoken of their pride at seeing their(...)

 The memorials for the SS Formby (right) and SS Coningbeg in Waterford. Photograph: Google Street View

The centenary of the sinking of two merchant ships by a German submarine during the first World War, which left 83 people dead, is to be commemorated (...)

Carols by Candlelight at the National Concert Hall takes place on Friday, December 22nd.
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Your other half Love time together Rekindle your love with a night enjoying the chocolate tones of living legend and soul master Lee Fields and the (...)

Jonathan Swift: Of the 35 sermons he wrote down, just 12 survive. Among topics they addressed was falling asleep in church, which Swift blamed on a decline in the quality of preaching. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth in Dublin on November 30th, 1667, will be celebrated largely for his legendary reputation as a writer (...)

The vandalism at Errislannan Church of Ireland near Clifden. A GoFundMe online campaign has already raised over €20,000 towards repairs at the church.

The destruction at Holy Trinity Church on the remote Errislannan peninsula in Connemara last month was “definitely not sectarian”, its rector Canon St(...)

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