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Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dermot Farrell was appointed Catholic Archbishop of Dublin just over a year ago and has yet to engage with the Dublin City Interfaith Forum (DCIF), th(...)

Christ Church Sandymount council have been ordered to recant following the appointment of Steven Smyrl, who is in a same-sex marriage, to the council. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

All main churches struggle with the issue of homosexuality. It is a reason why they are becoming more marginalised in societies where debate on gay ri(...)

In July 2018,  232 Presbyterian ministers and elders acknowledged the ‘profound sense of hurt, dismay and anger’ felt in the church following the General Assembly decisions on same-sex relationships. Photograph: Getty Images

In 2007 genealogist Steven Smyrl (56), a member of the Presbyterian congregation at Christ Church Sandymount in Dublin, was ordained there to the seni(...)

 Dr David Bruce addressing the  General Assembly   in Belfast. He was formally re-elected as Moderator during the service, the first time since 1894 that a Moderator has served a second term.  .

North-South relations and those between Ireland and the UK have been “strained” by Brexit and by attempts to mark this year’s centenaries, the Presbyt(...)

People watch a TV showing a file image of North Korea’s missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP

North Korea fired a missile off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang called on the US and South Korea to restart talk(...)

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor arrive back in Calgary, Canada. Photograph: Justin Trudeau/Twitter

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrived back in China on Saturday, ending her near three-year US extradition fight, the same day two Canad(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘Had we made more progress in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, our societies would have been more resilient, better prepared to weather the storm, and lives would have been spared.’ Photograph: Peter Foley/Pool/AFP via Getty

Taoiseach Micheál Martin urged support for international efforts to roll out vaccines to developing countries as he told the United Nations General As(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin at the UN Council for Foreign Relations in New York: Ireland’s diplomats are “working very hard” to get agreement on  the link between climate and security.  Photograph: Don Pollard/CFR/PA

The threat posed to global security by climate change would be a permanent fixture on the agenda of the world’s leading powers if an Irish proposal fo(...)

Despite industry claims chemical fertilisers and pesticides are essential to higher yields and food security, ‘the opposite is true’, a Christian Aid report states. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

An increasingly intensive global food production system based on use of synthetic chemical inputs such as fertilisers and pesticides “has driven up [c(...)

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell  at a press conference in  New York on Sunday. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

EU foreign ministers have expressed “clear solidarity” with France in a spat with Australia, the United States and Britain that has strained the trans(...)

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