The first visitor to St Michan’s Church Crypt which reopened to the public following vandalism. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The vaults at St Michan’s Church on Church Street in north inner-city Dublin reopened to the public, after being closed since February 25th, due to th(...)

The chairman of Northern Ireland’s historical abuse inquiry Sir Anthony Hart has died suddenly, it has been confirmed. File Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The chairman of Northern Ireland’s historical abuse inquiry Sir Anthony Hart has died suddenly, it has been confirmed. Sir Anthony chaired the Histor(...)

Forty-seven reports based on orders made under the Child Care Act are being published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project on its website on Monday. Photograph: iStock

A child in care had nowhere to go after a placement in a private facility broke down on the eve of a bank holiday because of financial issues with the(...)

 Orangmen participate in the annual 12th July Parade in Rossnowlagh Co. Donegal. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

Orangemen took part in their annual march at Rossnowlagh Co Donegal on Saturday as is traditional, ahead of the main Orange parades in Northern Irelan(...)

“In comparison with the rest of Europe, Irish people are still far more religious.” Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

At a recent Irish Association conference, Belief in the Future: Religion and Changing Identity, Rev Prof Anne Lodge, director of the Church of Ireland(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was scheduled to meet church leaders the day after comparing Micheál Martin to a “secretly sinning priest”. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/ARP/Getty Images

Fortunately for Leo Varadkar, the timing of his latest faux pas was not quite as ominous as it might have been for former taoisigh. As a thing to be f(...)

The dispute centres around the Parades Commission ban on the Orange Order marching to and from the Church of Ireland church at Drumcree in Portadown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Orange Order leaders have held talks with British government officials as the Drumcree dispute approaches its 21st year without any progress in sight.(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘A choice of schools may not be possible or practicable in all areas.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents must get more choice for their children’s education in any new covenant between the State, churches and other ethical bodies, Taoiseach Leo Va(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised for offending Catholic priests when he compared Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to “a secretly sinning priest”(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has criticised what he has described as a lack of progress on developing the Taoiseach’s proposed new covenant. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Religious leaders are expected to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to elaborate on Thursday on what he meant when calling for a new covenant between church (...)

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