Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “The more qualifications you have to be equipped to teach in any school seems to me to make sense.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Teachers seeking to maximise their job prospects would be advised to study religious education, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said at the a(...)

 Pastor Gerard Chimbganda and other South Africans come together at the Praise Tabernacle Centre on St Michan’s street to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. Photograph :Arthur Carron/Collins

There were plenty of free seats at the Praise Tabernacle Church in Dublin, but the place was packed. The congregation remained on their feet for sever(...)

The mindset of Church of Ireland members in the Republic has been shaped by a “structural and cultural lock-in”, Philip McKinley, Dublin-based project officer of the church’s anti-sectarianism Hard Gospel Project, has said.

The mindset of Church of Ireland members in the Republic has been shaped by a “structural and cultural lock-in”, Philip McKinley, Dublin-based project(...)