Fr Tony Flannery accused Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary (pictured above) of lacking ‘ordinary human compassion’. Photograph: James Forde

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has disputed a claim that he refused permission for Fr Tony Flannery to celebrate the funeral Mass for his sister Ger(...)

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary: “Religion as a countercultural force has today become marginalised.” Photograph: James Forde

The Irish media are “being managed to serve distorted and sometimes questionable ends, which are calculated to deprive us of our critical faculties”, (...)

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Knock Shrine on August 26th, 2018, during his visit to Ireland. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis is set to give Knock shrine a new and unique status next week. The Co Mayo site will be recognised as an International Marian and Eucha(...)

Fr Enda McDonagh was lauded by clerical colleagues for his warmth and humility. File photograph: The Irish Times

Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin has responded to the death of influential theologian Fr Enda McDonagh (90) at St(...)

A gust of wind catches Pope Francis’s cassock as he addresses crowds at Knock Shrine in Co Mayo at the weekend. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am happy to be here with you. I am happy to be with you in the house of Our Lady. And I thank God for this opportunity, (...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

The ransacked Holy Trinity Church of Ireland church on the Errislannan peninsula in Connemara, Co Galway  which was extensively damaged this week.

The Catholic Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has described the destruction in a Church of Ireland church in Connemara as “an act of persecution again(...)

Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway (pictured) and Kilmacduagh, and Seamus Freeman SAC, Bishop of Ossory, are to retire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two Catholic bishops have today announced their retirements and a new Bishop of Killaloe has been appointed. Pope Francis has accepted the retirement(...)

Archbishop Michael Neary invited voters ‘to ask their constituency candidates whether or not they support the sacredness of every human life’.

Proposals by general election candidates to remove the Eight Amendment to the Constitution were “simplistic” and “an affront,” the Catholic Archbishop(...)

‘This weekend, the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary had some provocative things to say during Mass at Croagh Patrick’s summit.’  Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

A news report on The Irish Times website on Sunday from the annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick offered readers some useful historical background f(...)

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