Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsonchat with the clergy following a service to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland at Saint Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh has said he is “sorry” church leaders “didn’t do more to become peacemakers, or at least speak peace into t(...)

President Michael D Higgins declined an invite to attend the Northern Ireland Service of Reflection and Hope.

Perhaps the Church Leaders Group (Ireland) should send a polite thank-you note to Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, when their Service of Refle(...)

Irish President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

Invitations to attend a controversial religious service in Armagh to mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland and the partition of the i(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he understood where the President was ‘coming from’ with regard to his decision not to attend the commemoration service next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has dismissed suggestions that Anglo-Irish relations have been damaged by the decision of President Michael D Higgins not to (...)

The invitation sent to Michael D Higgins said the service next month would be ‘of Christian worship hosted, organised and led by the leaders of the Church of Ireland, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches and the Irish Council of Churches’. Photograph:  Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty

The Church Leaders Group, which is hosting the controversial service in St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh next month, have said President Michael D Higgin(...)

The DUP has questioned whether President Michael D Higgins is ‘snubbing’ events marking Northern Ireland’s centenary. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The DUP has questioned whether President Michael D Higgins is “snubbing” events marking Northern Ireland’s centenary after it emerged he declined an i(...)

The statement was by Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin, Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop John McDowell, Presbyterian Moderator Rev Dr David Bruce, President of the Methodist Church Rev Dr Thomas McKnight, and President of the Irish Council of Churches Rev Dr Ivan Patterson. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Ireland’s church leaders have acknowledged their different perspectives on Northern Ireland’s centenary next year but committed themselves “to buildin(...)

Colin Murphy: a life-long journey of encounters and dialogue with those of different Christian traditions, and later those who experienced hurt and harm through violent conflict, and later again as a result of racial and religious intolerance

After a lifetime of working for peace on the island of Ireland, Colin William Murphy died quietly in Newcastle, Co Wicklow, this year. Born in the h(...)

‘The future relationship between the UK and the European Union will be the focus of debate and negotiation for many years to come’

Ireland’s main church leaders have appealed to the United Kingdom and Europen Union “to act with urgency and generosity,” on Brexit. They have calle(...)

Above, Fr Paddy Stanley saying Mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches have invited people to take part in prayers throughout the island on Palm Sunday, 3pm-4pm. They have also paid (...)

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