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Stuart Olding (left) and Paddy Jackson pictured arriving at court  last week. Photograph: PA.

A house guest at a party where Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding allegedly raped a Belfast student has said she walked (...)

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo  Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, with Cardinal Sean Brady last August. File Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The Papal Nuncio to Ireland has apologised, on behalf of the Pope, for creating, what he described as “discouragement and disappointment” in the Catho(...)

Stuart Olding arrives at Belfast Crown Court on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A woman who alleged that she was raped by Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding texted friends that she would “look like a (...)

Alan Hawe

The circumstances surrounding Alan Hawe’s murder of his family and suicide at his Co Cavan home in August 2016 shared many characteristics found in ot(...)

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(...)

Photograph: iStock

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(...)

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