President Michael D Higgins inspecting the 27 Infantry Battalion at Collins Barracks, Dublin, during the National Day of Commemoration. Photograph: Tom Honan

It rained and rained, and the gulls shrieked throughout, both disturbing the solemnity to such a degree that when Dr Hemant Kumar intoned his pre-prep(...)

Same-sex marriage is not approved of by any of the four major churches in Ireland.  Photograph: iStock

The Methodist Church in Ireland has reaffirmed its understanding of marriage as between a man and a woman following a decision on Wednesday by the Met(...)

‘Since my own story became public I have heard from many other church members about harrowing tales of church mistreatment of gay people,’ says Steven Smyrl

The mother of the late RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane was a devout Roman Catholic, a daily Mass goer, who never questioned church authority until she(...)

New Moderator Rev Dr Bruce (63) was ordained in 1984 and served in Ballymena Co Antrim,  Dublin and Belfast.

The new Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland Rev Dr David Bruce will become the 175th person to hold that office on Monday evening when he (...)

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 (...)

Christ Church cathedral

Irish churches are already cancelling events planned for well past the March 29th date to which current coronavirus restrictions apply. The installat(...)

Pro-Brexit pins are seen on supporter’s jacket at Parliament Square, on Brexit day in London. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The answering phone at the European Commission’ Belfast office was is still playing the EU anthem, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy — as if to paraphrase the ol(...)

Joint statement: The leaders of Ireland’s main churches (left to right) Rev Sam McGuffin, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Dr William Henry,  Dr Richard Clarke,  Rev Brian Anderson.

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches have urged the North’s political parties to “fully grasp” the opportunity to restore Northern Ireland’s devolve(...)

Brian Kennaway in 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke

Born: January 10th, 1944 Died: October 14th, 2019 Brian Kennaway was an Orangeman and Presbyterian minister who took his obligations seriously, which(...)

Catholic bishops in the North have said Monday was ‘a tragic day for the unborn child’ after abortion was decriminalised. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

The main Christian churches in Ireland have deplored the events at Stormont on Monday that resulted in the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern (...)

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