Two Church of Ireland bishops’ attendance at Gafcon has been described as  “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: iStock

Attendance by two Church of Ireland bishops at the conservative Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) meeting in Jerusalem last week has provoked(...)

Laois players  Finbarr Crowley and Kieran Lillis celebrating   their Leinster Championship semi-final win over Carlow in Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

To date it has been a notable championship for surprise results. With just the provincial finals to be settled before the All-Ireland series takes ove(...)

The Sam Maguire, modelled on the Ardagh chalice,  was first presented to Bill Gannon of Kildare in 1928

This year’s GAA Museum Summer School will be dedicated to the most famous prize in Gaelic games. “Sam Maguire – the Man and the Trophy” will be an exp(...)

Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Sean O’Callaghan probably never envisaged his ballad extolling all things Cork from harriers to hurlers being used to greet members of the Britis(...)

 Mr Justice Paul Butler said it was very difficult to sentence a man of this age and suggested  the Irish Penal Reform Trust should carry out a study on the sentencing of elderly people.

A High Court judge has invited a prison reform body to carry out a study on the sentencing of elderly people. Mr Justice Paul Butler made the comment(...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

Bishop Paul Colton

There should be no doubt that the churches have been complicit in perpetuating injustice against LGBT people, including among their own members, the C(...)

Members of the Together for Yes Campaign call for abortion reform in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland is apparently heading for hell and Northern Protestants have no intention of being dragged down that primrose path, according (...)

Bell-ringers Eunice Jeffers, Rev Cliff Jeffers, Sam Jenning, Martin Hough, Margaret Hennessy, Betty Kingston and John Deane at St Mary’s Church, Dunmanway. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A west Cork cleric is offering people the opportunity to honour the story of Irish patriot and GAA figure Sam Maguire through bell-ringing. Church of(...)

A cross at Wytschaete military cemetery which remembers the Irish who died in the liberation of the village during the Battle of Messines Ridge in June 1917. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy.

A cross-community delegation of young people from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds are accompanying the two Archbishops of Armagh on a ‘pilgrimage (...)

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