The Jewish Museum in Portobello, Dublin,  where the commission will visit tomorrow. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Anglican- Jewish Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury is meeting in Dublin this week (...)

The Church of Ireland Select Committee on Sexuality was criticised today for having no gay members. The 16- member Committee was set u(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn said the new schools will open in Ballysokerry, Ballina, Co Mayo; Tramore, Co Waterford; Trim, Co Meath; and Malahide, Co Dublin.

The slow process of providing choice in the patronage in some of Ireland’s 3,200 primary schools has nudged forward with the announcement that four(...)

Fr Tony Flannery: “In my talks, I hope to give some historical perspective to the main problems we are facing in the church today.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Fr Tony Flannery is in a much better place these days. He’s back in the family home. Back in the east Galway townland where it all began 67 yea(...)

Dr Matthew Jebb: “Everything’s plumping up, getting ready for spring. Blue-sky days make you really thankful.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘We’ve been living here three-and-a -half years and it’s very, very nice. It’s an extraordinary location because you’re living in the countrysi(...)

Former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of state Peter Hain said he saw “no point in endlessly searching for evidence of crimes committed so many years ago”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of state, Peter Hain, has been strongly criticised by Sinn Féin and the SDLP for saying that British so(...)

Vicar Andrew McCroskery of St. Bartholomew’s Church of Ireland in Ballsbridge, Dublin:  “Out of the blue we got a very short email from the council saying they were no longer pursuing action against us in relation to the clock and we could turn it back on.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

The historic bells of St Bartholomew’s Church in Ballsbridge are back in action – day and night – following the decisio(...)

Parents  claimed their son received unfair treatment as he was of Church of Ireland faith and a majority of other pupils were of the Catholic faith. Photograph: Getty/stock

Parents who complained of less-favourable treatment shown to their son by a Gaelscoil have been awarded €750 by the Equality Tribunal. T(...)

We’ve always worshipped the drink in this country, but Alltech founder Pearse Lyons is taking the concept to extremes with his new distillery and visi(...)

Pessimism is a normal default position for many commentators in reference to Northern Ireland. And it is no different when it comes to the combined efforts of Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan to find a way forward on parades, flag-flying and how to contend with the Troubles legacy.

Pessimism is a normal default position for many commentators in reference to Northern Ireland. And it is no different when it comes to the combined ef(...)

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