Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy. Photograph:   British Pakistani Christian Association

At least 45 children died in the bombings in Sri Lanka. Some of them were first communicants and some were recently baptised babies. Were they murdere(...)

This time it’s Generation Z’s  fault we are all in thrall to our handheld devices.Photograph:  Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images

If you keep saying that the world will end tomorrow then one day you will be proved right. Unfortunately, you won’t be there to enjoy it. Such though(...)

US president Donald Trump responds to a question from the news media prior to boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Inside Politics is a regular podcast from The Irish Times. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, on Android, on Stitcher, on ACast or on Soundcloud. In his bo(...)

For many it’s a tall order to be asked to believe that, as the late American lawyer-philosopher Ronald Dworkin so neatly put it, “an all-powerful and all-knowing God created the universe, judges human lives, guarantees an afterlife, and responds to prayer”.

Recent controversy about clerical education at Maynooth invites the question whether the Catholic Church in Ireland has still further to fall. A flurr(...)

In the Dáil last month Paul Murphy TD said: “We think the prayer should go. It is anachronistic that we start every day here with a prayer. We have an(...)

Syrian refugees Wafa, in the centre with white scarf holding her son Omar’s hand, husband Osama, second from left as they arrive with another Syrian family at the St Egidio Community in Rome on Saturday. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

When six-year-old Syrian refugee, Omar, sat down to his first meal in Italy in the Comunità di Sant’Egidio in Rome on Saturday night, he was greeted w(...)

The Migrant Rights Council of Ireland (MRCI) is cited on the website hijra2ireland.com (screengrab above) as an organisation which will help illegal immigrants in Ireland.

An organisation which works with migrants has distanced itself from a website encouraging Muslims to move to Ireland. The Migrant Rights Council of (...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Muslim representatives in Ireland have strongly criticised a new website purportedly been set up to encourage Muslims to emigrate here. The site, hij(...)

 Psychiatrist  Ivor Browne, pictured at his home in Ranelagh. Photograph: Dave Meehan
The Gentleman Browne

‘Is he still alive?” people keep asking. Yes he is, very much so, and is as challenging as ever. Visionary, revolutionary and preparing to take lea(...)