Railway Union’s quest for an Irish Junior Cup three-in-a-row was thwarted by UCD at Grange Road on Sunday, the students withstanding a late rally by t(...)

Kate McCausland embraced by Survivors North West Jon McCourt and John Heaney after speaking of her mother Una Irvine outside Belfast’s High Court after a failed bid to force the Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley to compensate victims of historical sexual abuse. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley’s ongoing failure to compensate victims of historical abuse in the absence of a Stormont executive is not unl(...)

Workers offload food aid from a South African National Defence Force helicopter on Monday in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Buzi, near Beira, Mozambique. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Fresh fundraising appeals have been made to provide relief to hundreds of thousands people in Southern Africa who are suffering in the aftermath of Cy(...)

Catholic schools still account for 90 per cent of primary schools across the State. Photograph: iStock

More than 100 Catholic primary schools have closed over the past decade while the number of multidenominational primary schools has jumped by almost 5(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A lack of progress on developing a new covenant between Church and State, as spoken of by the Taoiseach in his address to Pope Francis last August, ha(...)

United Irishmen fight British troops at the battle of Vinegar Hill in Wexford in 1798. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does it mean to be Protestant and Irish? This is a question Protestants in the Republic have been asked more frequently in recent years, as the e(...)

 Minister Heather Humphreys TD at the launch of the book Protestant and Irish pictured with its editors Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, at the RIA in Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Growing up in north Leitrim in the 1980s, Colin Regan, a member of the Church of Ireland who played senior football for the county GAA team, remembers(...)

Bray-born Bishop Wallace Benn is scheduled to be guest speaker in June at the Irish College of Preachers conference in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Dublin. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA.

An Irish-born Church of England bishop, who has faced serious questions over his handling of clerical child sex abuse allegations in the UK, has had h(...)

This year 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Beckett being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the 30th anniversary of his death in 1989.

Samuel Beckett returns to his native Foxrock, Co Dublin, later in March to the church which he liked to attend with his mother when the Tullow Church (...)

 Josepha Madigan said it  “should not come a source of surprise to see a woman on the altar including in the priesthood itself”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church has a blind spot when it comes to inclusion of the marginalised or stigmatised, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht J(...)

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