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The Apparition at Knock in 1879 mosaic, by Irish artist PJ Lynch, depicts the apparition scene as described by the 15 official witnesses at Knock. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

The most popular religious event of the year, which can attract more than 100,000 people, began at Knock shrine in Co Mayo at midday yesterday and co(...)

The funeral of Dr Edward Daly takes place at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Bishop of Derry Edward Daly “showed physical courage on Bloody Sunday and his moral courage was evident in his passionate struggle against viol(...)

People make their way up Croagh Patrick Sunday. Photograph: Garrett White

From a table draped with a Papal flag at the foot of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, an overcoated man was offering “sure fire” protection to pilgrims worri(...)

Guard of honour by the 1st Battalion, Galway,  at Glasnevin cemetery on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Sinn Féin Cllr Críona Ní Dhálaigh was absent from Sunday’s ceremony at Glasnevin cemetery where a “Remembrance Wall” naming a(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin performs the washing of the feet ceremony at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. Pope Francis said in January the Holy Thursday ritual should no longer be limited to men and boys. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Unitarian Church on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin will hold separate services today to commemorate the dead of 1916 and the Northern Ireland confli(...)

Bishop Dermot O’Mahony had been “a man of great integrity”, Bishop Eamonn Walsh told the congregation in Shankill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A bishop who was sharply criticised by an inquiry into the handling of clerical abuse allegations in the Dublin archdiocese had been “scapegoated”, a(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown: A neglected ethos “can dissolve to non-descript and vague spiritualism – or even disappear entirely.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

Catholics need to protect the religious ethos of their schools or risk it disappearing, the papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles Brown has said.(...)

Ploughing Championships: Sunshine and horse power at the national event  in  Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is not one to evoke divine intervention too often, but he managed a wry smile when seeing the ranks of clergy lined up bes(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking with Thomas Kent’s nieces Kathleen Kent and Prudence Riordan and his grandnephew Michael Riordan, after Kent’s State funeral. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland needs people who believe in their community, their country and in putting others before themselves, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told mourners at the (...)

At a time when the shortage of Catholic priests in the western world, not least in Ireland, has become acute it is hardly critical to wonder at a mode(...)

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