Association of Catholic Priests co-founder Fr Tony Flannery  has criticised a letter sent by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A letter sent by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has been described as “a sugar-coated push-off” t(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has introduced new election procedures for the boards of primary schools. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Private teacher training college Hibernia has received approval from the Catholic bishops for its religious education programme, removing any doubt a(...)