Brendan Kelly

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Bishop Kelly is himself a priest of Galway diocese and his appointment as Bishop there represents a break with the practise established  of appointing outsiders as bishop of any particular diocese.

A new Bishop of Galway was appointed this morning with the translation there of Bishop Brendan Kelly from Achonry, where he has served since 2008. It(...)

The Irish phrase in the ‘Our Father’ translates as “don’t allow us into temptation”, rather than the “lead us not into temptation” of the English version.  Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Pope Francis has called for the wording of the Lord’s Prayer to be changed because it implies God “induces temptation”. He said the wording of the pr(...)

Tommy Tiernan: “I wouldn’t be surprised if I came to consciousness in three minutes’ time in a carpet factory in Navan, with some foreman shouting ‘Cop on Tiernan! Stop daydreaming!’”

If you were wondering how Tommy Tiernan prepares for gigs – a spot of shadow-boxing, perhaps; maybe screaming into a bag for half an hour, or listenin(...)

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American research into the prediction of the risk of suicide in at-risk individuals has provoked a cautious response from Irish experts in the field.(...)

Prof Gerry Whyte from TCD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Repealing the Eighth Amendment will not take the Republic back to the constitutional position on abortion that existed prior to its enactment in 1983,(...)

A psychiatrist has told the Seanad of a severe  lack of beds in the child and adolescent mental health service in Ireland. Photograph: iStock/File

It is almost impossible for medical professionals to find a hospital bed for a child or adolescent struggling with mental health problems, a psychiatr(...)

The finding in a Unicef report that the teenage suicide rate in the Republic is the fourth-highest among high-income countries must be a cause for con(...)

Anthony Breen carried out the attacks while on bail.

A man has been jailed for six years for two separate stabbing incidents hours apart which seriously injured one young man and frightened the other you(...)

Justice Kevin Cross  praised the boy’s mother for the care she has given her son and said he hoped the settlement would reassure Mrs O’Donnell that Ian’s needs will be met for the rest of his life.

A settlement of €2.9 million has been approved for a youth who, when aged three, suffered a severe head injury after the wheel of a milk van ran over (...)

Professor Ivor Browne: presented as a sort of mystical guru

Professor Ivor Browne, now in his late 80s, has managed to remain controversial and divisive throughout his long career. As chief psychiatrist with th(...)

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