North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un:  interest in the Northern Ireland peace process is growing in Korea, especially among those who prioritise improved inter-Korean relations over political unification.  Photograph:  KCNA/VIA KNS/STR/AFP

Two news stories simmered through the summer months, between which few people likely saw any connection. One was the crisis surrounding the Korean pen(...)

Dr Andreas Weber: mingles his vast scientific knowledge with a poetic turn of phrase which draws readers into connections with the natural world.

 Every now and again, an academic, an entrepreneur or even an economist comes along to challenge conventional thinking. German biologist, eco-phi(...)

Former Irish president Mary McAleese: “It needs to be removed in conscience, in justice and . . . it has no basis in divine law”. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president Mary McAleese is among more than 100 international Catholic academics who have signed a ‘Scholars’ Statement’ challenging the church(...)

Sport and politics: One of the most eye-catching survey findings was that a majority of people in the North (54 per cent) would actually prefer a single all-Ireland team.

In the Snow Patrol song, Lifening, Gary Lightbody sings, “Ireland in the World Cup, either North or South”, then adds yearningly, “This is all I ever (...)

Methodist notes

Christians in Science (CiS) is an international network of people interested in the relationship between science and faith. CiS Ireland holds regular (...)

Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri  founder of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council.

A Muslim anti-extremism declaration, drawn up to ensure that all visiting Islamic speakers to Ireland abide by norms of peaceful and respectful discus(...)

Walton Empey, archbishop of Dublin from 1996 to 2002, said: “I certainly have no hesitation in calling for a Yes vote.” Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Two retired Church of Ireland archbishops of Dublin and a leading Catholic theologian have called for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum(...)

An image from Maryam Namazie’s website with a claim that Monday’s speech at Trinity College Dublin on apostasy and the rise of Islam has been “cancelled by organisers”.

A political activist due to give a speech in Trinity college on apostasy and the rise of Islam has claimed the event has been cancelled after the c(...)

Born in Dublin in 1953, Rev Canon Dr Kenneth Kearon attended Mountjoy School and Trinity College where he studied Philosophy.

Rev Canon Dr Kenneth Kearon has been elected new Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe. He succeeds The Rt Rev Trevor Williams who retired(...)