Rescue workers carry fatally injured New York City Fire Department chaplain, the Rev Mychal Judge, from the wreckage of the World Trade Center in New York City, on September 11th, 2001. Photograph: Reuters

'I could just hear people screaming for help through the elevator shafts. I couldn’t find them': The stories of four Irish American FDNY membe(...)

Jonathan Swift. A first edition of his 1726 masterpiece will feature in Bonham’s Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in New York on Thursday June 17th. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On February 18th this year, cheers erupted around the world while viewers watched Nasa’s Perseverance robot land on Mars. It was the 10th-ever landing(...)

St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir School in Dublin features children from third class upwards, and their day includes rehearsals and singing during services in the cathedral. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The oldest school in Ireland, dating back to 1453, is recruiting boys and girls for its choir, a place on which come with the promise of a “first-cla(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

 A Nativity stained glass scene at the Abbey Stained Glass Studios in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

At carol services in cathedrals and churches across these islands, the celebration of Christmas Eve truly begins with the well-loved carol ‘Once in Ro(...)

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is one of the comforting and stable traditions of Christmas throughout the English-speaking world. It has beco(...)

All religions have their talismans, items and places of faith: Monday sees the start of a nationwide tour of the relics of St Anthony

Some things matter more than others. As any teenager in love knows, a scarf, mug or even a sock can acquire almost magical properties if He (or She…) (...)

Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he leads the midnight Christmas Mass in Saint Peters Basilica at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Pope Francis addressed the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in his homily on Christmas Eve, urging those “intoxicated” by possessions and superfici(...)

Members of Filipino Cork Community dancing at the St Patrick’s Day parade  in Cork City. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Cork Broadcaster and rugby pundit George Hook said he was “blown away” with emotion after serving as grand marshal in the St Patrick’s Day parade in C(...)

Dr Eamon Martin  at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Primate of the Catholic Church, has praised the progress made by policitians in the North in recent days but warned again(...)

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