Protesters against the Church of Scientology development in Ballivor, Co Meath pictured earlier this year: Claire O Mara, Cllr Noel French, Karen Traynor, Vivienne Lyons, Sue Davis and Pamela O Riordan. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

Plans by the Church of Scientology to set up what it proclaims to be a drug rehabilitation centre in Co Meath village have received a setback with An (...)

The Church of Scientology and Community Centre in Firhouse, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The controversial Church of Scientology hired a consultant to lobby local councillors and TDs on the “ideals” of the group, ahead of their centre in F(...)

Rumours have circulated that an  abandoned national school in Ballivor has been taken over by a controversial drug rehabilitation group linked to the Church of Scientology. Image: GoogleMaps

For the last several months rumours have circulated in the small Co Meath town of Ballivor suggesting that its abandoned national school had been take(...)

David Miscavige, who heads the Church of  Scientology, is   expected to be in Dublin on Saturday to open the organisation’s new  premises.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

One year after launching a “National Affairs Office” on Merrion Square, the Church of Scientology is opening an “Ideal Org”, not dissimilar to a mothe(...)

Louis Theroux, the mischievous British documentarian,  tweeted: ‘Looks like My Sc’tology Movie won’t get an Irish release due to blasphemy laws’

A bizarre fog of rumour has clouded around the decision by Altitude Film Distribution not to release Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie in Irish cin(...)

Hollywood star Tom Cruise: actor is among the high-profile names associated with the Church of Scientology. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Donations to the Church of Scientology in Ireland increased by 76 per cent last year, newly-filed accounts show. The Church of Scientology Mission of(...)

Dr Lafayette Ronald Hubbard,  founder of the Church of Scientology, pictured in 1959. Photograph:  Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images

Allegations of intimidation and counter proceedings of alleged defamation involving existing and former members of the Church of Scientology linked fo(...)

Scientologists Zabrina Collins and Michael O’Donnell have won High Court orders restraining former Scientologists Peter Griffiths and John McGhee from harassing, assaulting or intimidating them. File photograph: Reuters

A judge has warned warring members and former members of the Church of Scientology to “sit down and be reasonable” with each other if they want to avo(...)

L Ron Hubbard, science-fiction writer and founder of the Church of Scientology. Photograph: Chris Ware/Getty Images

I don’t know whether it was waiting for a day of reckoning or what, but the Church of Scientology isn’t getting any better at lodging its accounts on (...)