Ranelagh Main Street: if wining and dining is your thing, welcome to your playground. Ranelagh has many high-end restaurants, both on its main drag and beyond. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What’s so good about it? It’s almost inconceivable now, but time once was that Ranelagh was an unremarkable “flatland”, teeming with students and you(...)

Two days into the Civil War, an explosion destroyed the Public Records Office attached to the Four Courts in Dublin.

An attempt to recreate Ireland’s archives destroyed in a fire in June 1922 has been successful to a “greater extent than ever previously imagined,” t(...)

Students taking part in a school production of Grease in November.

School name: St Columba’s College School type: Fee-paying, boarding and day school with Church of Ireland ethos Fees: About €8,500 for day pupils an(...)

Senator David Norris: ‘What has happened in Northern Ireland is quite extraordinary. The tail is wagging the dog.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government must revisit laws which allow churches discriminate against people, Senator David Norris has said. The recent removal of an organist (...)

Gothic Dublin gate at Markree Castle near Sligo

The arrival of a new Pevsner in the magisterial Buildings of Ireland series is something to cherish, causing a frisson of excitement in the normally s(...)

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the official launch of the  national programme to mark  the 150th anniversary of the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland as a state church, in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leader of Anglicans worldwide, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has said he hopes the emergence of conservative Anglican body Global Anglica(...)

Annie West has condemned “a recent instruction” from rector Isaac Hanna that as soon as the organist  is married he is no longer welcome at Drumcliffe or Munninane churches.

A former Church of Ireland warden at Drumcliffe, Co Sligo, has written an open letter to the rector and local bishop there protesting at the recent re(...)

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. The Church of Ireland, although a small church, has played a significant role within the worldwide Anglican Communion. Photograph: Getty Images

On Wednesday the House of Bishops will decided whether to affirm the appointment of Archdeacon David McClay as Bishop of Down and Dromore, the largest(...)

Bishop-elect Rev Andrew Forster (left) interviews bishop-elect Archdeacon David McClay (right) and Canon David Brown at Willowfield Church, Belfast.

LP Hartley wrote in his 1953 novel The Go-Between that “the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”. Increasingly Northern Irela(...)

Revd Andrew McCroskery, one of the signatories. Others include former head of the Theological Institute in Dublin Canon John Bartlett; Dean of Dublin Dermot Dunne; Dean of Waterford Maria Jansson. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Thirty-six senior Church of Ireland clergy have put their names to an open letter objecting to the appointment of the newly elected Bishop of Down and(...)

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