Emily Breslin, a student at Alexandra College plays the harp as Fred Dean and Terry Lilburn from St Ann’s Church on Dawson Street launch their 2021 annual Black Santa Appeal for charities in Dublin. Photograph: Damien Eagers for The Irish Times

The girls of the Alexandra choir were singing Silent Night as the Luas was pinging out on Dawson St. They were handsome, they were pretty, Queens of D(...)

From left: Rev Rebecca Guildea; Rev David Mungavin, Rector of Greystones; Dr Margaret Kennedy; and Archbishop Michael Jackson

Greystones parishioner Dr Margaret Kennedy has been presented with an award for her work on behalf of survivors of clerical sexual abuse. The Langton(...)

GAA president John Horan said staging of the celebration at Croke Park fully supported the organisation’s commitment to inclusion. Photograph: Norman McCloskey/Inpho

Croke Park is to host a celebration of the Muslim festival of Eid after members of a Dublin mosque requested use of the GAA venue to accommodate a lar(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson: Politics and their cruelty are part of our adult life and they affect children and young people. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A senior Irish Church figure has called for “courage and compassion” towards secularism as society faces “increasing pressure from what we ominously c(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson, speaking at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has condemned recent incidents in which Muslim people were targeted in Ireland. In a letter to(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson: “As Fr Peter McVerry’s friend said, with the honesty of those who have nothing to lose: ‘nobody cares’.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Increasing homelessness, direct provision and the reality of people dying on the streets have been criticised forcefully by Church of Ireland Archbish(...)

 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Lord Mayor Nial Ring with  Nikolas Thornton, proudly showing off the Lord Mayor’s chain of office during the the Choir of Kildare Place National Schooll’s performance. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Church of Ireland will be “quite significantly caught” in the effects of any hard border, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “Having (...)

 The former chair of St Patrick’s National School’s board of management says the local  Church of Ireland community is being “torn apart” due to controversy over enrolment policies at the school.  Photo: Nick Bradshaw

The Church of Ireland community is being “torn apart” due to controversy over enrolment policies at a school which is giving priority to children who (...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson has refused to dissolve the board of management at a primary school in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin has refused to dissolve the board of management at a primary school in Greystones following protests by par(...)

Members of the Together for Yes Campaign call for abortion reform in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland is apparently heading for hell and Northern Protestants have no intention of being dragged down that primrose path, according (...)

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