Kaija Saariaho Photo: Andrew Campbell

Normally when I’m taking my seat at a concert, I switch my phone to airplane mode. After the public announcement requesting phones to be turned off, I(...)

The body of Valerie French Kilroy, a 41-year-old mother of three, was discovered on Friday at her home in  Co Mayo.

The family of Valerie French Kilroy, whose body was found at her home in Co Mayo last Friday, have described their shock and heartbreak at the loss of(...)

A death notice for Valerie French Kilroy said she was ‘loved and missed by her heartbroken family’

It is a time of “immense trauma” for family and friends of Valerie French Kilroy whose body was found at her home in Co Mayo last Friday, the Church o(...)

James Kilroy, of Kilbree Lower, Westport, Co Mayo, who has been charged with the murder of his wife, Valerie French Kilroy, being taken away by detectives at Castlebar District Court. Photograph: Conor McKeown

A 46-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his wife in Co Mayo. James Kilroy, with an address at Kilbree Lower, Westport, Co Mayo, was br(...)

‘It is our firm hope that other denominations and churches can avail of this new liturgy,’ writes Bishop  Pat Storey. ‘It isn’t just for us.’

When you have a loss in your life, it magnifies every experience you have with someone who has not had that loss. Thus when, for instance, you lose yo(...)

‘The churches are entitled to apply their own rules and to minister to their flocks as they see fit.’ File photograph: Getty

At the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Belfast last week, former Moderator Norman Hamilton said historic biblical values were no longer(...)

Visitors at the  Sachsenhausen former Nazi concentration camp near Berlin. Christians were silent and colluded with systemic genocide by choosing not to know, even when knowing.  Photograph: Maurizio Gambarini/AFP/Getty Images

The week after Easter I went on a four-day study trip to Berlin organised by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland. We visited memorials, museums, doc(...)

Painter James Morton who is 100 years old today.

James Morton was born 100 years ago on May 20th, 1919, 25 days before Capt John Alcock and Lieut Arthur Brown completed the first non-stop transatlant(...)

Church of Ireland Primate  Archbishop Richard Clarke  delivered the presidential address at the opening session of the Church of Ireland General Synod which began in Derry on Thursday morning. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Populism is imperilling the very roots of democracy and if this does not frighten us, it should, the Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop Richard Clar(...)

Church of Ireland  Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Reverend Dr Richard Clarke, stressed the importance of restoring the Stormont government in the wake of the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee in Derry. File photograph: Dave Meehan

“Forces of evil” will walk into the vacuum left by the continued lack of government in the North, the leader of the Church of Ireland has warned. Spe(...)

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