Rev Trevor Morrow: “very deeply concerned” recommendations would create similar conditions to those in Britain. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Removal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution “can have no effect other than to expose unborn children to greater risk”, Catholic bishops have(...)

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 (...)

Joint agents Lisney and Ganly Walters are guiding in excess of €5 million for St Mary’s Home and its exclusive grounds, which extend to 0.35 hectare (0.86 acre)

A three-storey Victorian nursing home located on a high-value site at Pembroke Park in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 is set to trigger intense competition be(...)

‘The word ‘Christmas’ no longers conveys the significance of the God who joined the human caravan and walked in our shoes,’ Catholic priest says

The word Christmas “has lost all meaning for believers,” Oblate priest and psychologist Fr Desmond O’Donnell. “The word ‘Christmas’ no longers convey(...)

The scene of the Enniskillen bombing the day after the atrocity in November 1987. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Rev David Cupples was a young Presbyterian minister in Enniskillen on the day of the IRA Poppy Day bombing that killed 11 people and injured 63 ot(...)

All our major churches are ageing and in decline.

The churches run 96 per cent of our primary schools and approximately 50 per cent at secondary level, yet the fastest growing cohort in the Irish popu(...)

A mixed picture of education standards in Ireland’s schools emerges in revised school inspection reports which measure the quality of schools on a sli(...)

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(...)

Patrick Rogers is challenged by Madeline Stringer and members of the Unitarian Church on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his theses to the Wittenberg church door in 1517, re-enacted  on St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Although October 31st, 1517, is usually regarded as the starting point of the Protestant Reformation, with the nailing of the ninety-five theses to th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “If High-Vis Varadkar had a favourite meal, it would be fresh sod and (video) clips.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The name change passed us by, but since Leo took over as party leader it seems that FG now stands for Fluorescent Government, with High-Vis Varadkar e(...)

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