43 Upper George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire: one of the town’s oldest social clubs

One of Dún Laoghaire’s longest-running purpose-built social clubs is selling up after 130 years at 43 Upper George’s Street. The distinctive, large a(...)

Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick Kenneth Kearon: said the Church of Ireland was opposed to abortion on principle, but accepted exceptions have to be made in the case of where a mother’s life is at risk, where the baby will not survive or where rape and incest have been involved. Photograph: Limerickleader.ie

A Church of Ireland bishop has said that he intends to vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment in the constitution. Bishop Kenneth Kearon, the Bishop of(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

 Church clergies and laity in Donegal are urging fellow Christians to work for the  retention of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A group of 26 Protestant evangelical church leaders in Donegal have called for retention of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. In a statement (...)

Bishop Michael Burrows said: “I will be voting for Repeal because I believe, as I did in 1983, that the text of the Eighth is incorrigibly flawed.” Photograph: Dara McDónaill

A Church of Ireland bishop has said he will be voting for the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution in the May referendum. Bishop of C(...)

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(...)

The average Irish marriage rate for 2017, at 4.6 per 1,000, dropped slightly from 4.8 in 2016, placing Ireland  13th among the EU’s 28 countries

Religious marriage ceremonies remain popular in Ireland, accounting for 63 per cent of all marriages in 2017. Just over a half of all opposite sex mar(...)

 Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, last year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The two Church of Ireland Archbishops have said unrestricted access to abortion was not “an ethical position we can accept”. In a short statement, th(...)

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(...)

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