Former Bishop Séamus Hegarty who has died after a long illness. File image: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former Bishop of Derry Dr Séamus Hegarty has died aged 79 after a long illness. A diocesan bishop for 30 years, he died on Friday in the Letterkenny (...)

Fr Router said he was ‘sharply aware’ that some people don’t share the ‘same positive experience of church that I have’. Photograph: iStock

Fr Michael Router was ordained as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Armagh at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh city on Sunday. The archdiocese, (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he would no longer send seminarians to Maynooth because of ‘strange goings-on’ at the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fourteen of the 26 Catholic diocesan bishops in Ireland have so far indicated they will continue to send seminarians to Maynooth, with some saying the(...)

Marriage-equality supporters  at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A parish priest in Ballina has accused Yes voters in the recent marriage-equality referendum of giving “two fingers” to the Catholic Church. Fr Tom D(...)

The ordination of Bishop Raymond Browne was attended by 1,200 guests in Co Kerry today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Father Ray Browne was ordained today as Bishop of Kerry in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. The 56-year-old is a graduate of St Patrick’s College Ma(...)