The Church of Ireland’s first woman deacon, Rev Katharine Poulton, was ordained to that role three years previously in June 1987. Photograph: iStock

The 30th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Church of Ireland will be marked at its General Synod this week. The General(...)

Private investors were brought into Nama via a special purpose vehicle which held a majority stake in an investment holding vehicle which was part of the agency structure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The way is being cleared for the payment of €2 billion from the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) to the exchequer, with the agency tying up agr(...)

Men survery the scene of the dig at the Emmet family plot in St Peter’s Chruch in Dublin in 1903. Photograph: Representative Church Body Library/Colin O’Riordan

The disappearance of the body of Robert Emmet is one of the great mysteries of Irish history. Emmet was tried and then hanged for instigating the ill(...)

St Nicholas’s Church in Moyliskar, close to Mullingar: retains wonderful ornate stained-glass windows, gothic doors, a belfry and an ornately tiled floor.

While church attendance in Ireland is dropping, the busiest day of the year for congregations to assemble is Christmas, and for some Christians it is (...)

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle during her visit to Dublin with Prince Harry in July, 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish roots of the UK’s Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, have been confirmed in records released today. They show that her great-great-great gra(...)

The Church of Ireland has made a significant advance to end its investments in all fossil fuels at its General Synod in Armagh. It voted to exclude (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: left investors grappling with low incomes as a result of the €2.3 trillion stimulus programme he launched. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

While investors globally grappled with the hell of low incomes under European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s €2.3 trillion stimulus programme, (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Mr Donohoe said the private investors in NAMAIL received €13.5 million of dividend to date. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Church of Ireland has emerged as a shareholder in the holding company behind Nama, in a deal that allowed a UK hedge fund to lock in some gains fo(...)

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: hosted ‘Milestones on a Journey of Hope’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leaders of the various faiths in Ireland have issued a joint plea for an end to violence in the Middle East. At a meeting this week in the Glencree (...)

The Representative Church Body Library is, inter alia, the archives of the Church of Ireland. Among its resources are important collections of archite(...)

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