Abbot Celestine Cullen OSB of Glenstal Abbey. made an outstanding contribution to the Benedictine order.

The death has occurred of Abbot Celestine Cullen OSB, who in the course of his life made an outstanding contribution to the Benedictine order and to G(...)

 Fr Mark Patrick Hederman: “I never wanted to be a priest, never had the vocation.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Moralising will not help us understand the wave of sexual harassment and child abuse cases that have emerged nationally and internationally, says Mark(...)

The new abbot of the Benedictine monastery at Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, Co Limerick, has been installed. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The new abbot of the Benedictine monastery at Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, Co Limerick, has been installed at a ceremony attended by 25 abbots, abbesses,(...)

Saadi Gadafy, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gadafy. Two of his children were educated at the International School of the Martyrs. Photograph: EPA/Filippo Monteforte

A group of 17 teachers from Ireland who are owed salaries totalling up to €200,000 by a school in Libya has criticised the Government fo(...)