Church services

CATHEDRALS Armagh -St Patrick’s Church of Ireland --Sunday services at 10am (Holy Communion), 11am (Sung Eucharist) and 3:15pm (Choral Evensong). Mon(...)

Religious writer Thomas Merton, pictured in the late 1930s. File photograph: Getty Images

Fifty years ago next Monday, Thomas Merton was found dead in his room near Bangkok, where he had been the main speaker at an international monastic co(...)

 An art installation of 3,200 giant poppies   made of artificial silk to remember the end of the first World War I at Koenigsplatz square in Munich,  Germany. Photograph: Lennart Preiss/EPA

Dublin Quakers are inviting members of the public to join them in making white poppies to form an art installation in Merrion Square on Armistice Day (...)

Knightsbridge-based interior designer Karen Howes has stamped her signature style on to more illustrious London addresses then you’d find on a Monopol(...)

Handout photo of damage to windows caused by stone throwers at the Masjid Maryam mosque in Galway as about 100 people gathered for prayers for Ramadan at 11pm on Monday. Photograph: Masjid Maryam mosque/PA Wire

Church leaders in Ireland have offered support to Muslims in the country after stone-throwers attacked a mosque. One window in the Masjid Maryam mosq(...)

 Dr Ali Selim, Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, with Rabbi Zalman Lent, Leader of the Jewish community of Dublin. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Four years ago an alliance of religious groups in Ireland made a submission to the Constitutional Convention in which they said “the current reference(...)

Fr Damian Mc Neice  has been named the first Catholic chair of the Dublin Council of Churches. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Ecumenical history has been made with the appointment for the first time of a Catholic priest as chair of the Dublin Council of Churches (DCC). Fr Dam(...)

Founded in 1798, Newtown School is the only secondary school in the Republic run by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), although Drogheda Grammar School is run under a Quaker ethos, along with primary schools in Waterford and Rathgar, Dublin.

One of the country’s oldest secondary schools, Newtown School in Waterford, has become the latest minority faith school to enter the Free Education sc(...)

Reference archive: singer Eddie Butcher at Féile na Bóinne in 1977. Photograph: Joe Dowdall/ITMA
Thinking outside the squeeze box

A quarter of a century is a long time by anyone’s reckoning. Governments form and fall, families begin and grow up, and artists come and go, their rep(...)