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Fr Iggy O’Donovan

Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O’Donovan is to be awarded the Freedom of Drogheda at a special ceremony tomorrow. He may be the last person to receive the(...)

Former president of the High Court Mr Justice Richard Johnston with Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at the opening of the Michaelmas Law Term yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has warned against undermining the independence of judges and has appealed to all involved in the administration of (...)

Fr Brendan Hoban  said he was “not too sure” the nuncio was “the right man to appoint, effectively on his own, a whole phalanx of new bishops, five in the last few months and two others apparently in the pipeline, almost a third of the Irish episcopal bench, as we rather grandly call it”.

The role of papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown in the recent appointment of new bishops has been forcefully criticised by founder member of the Ass(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)

Sr Monica, Sr Jacinta, Sr Veronica and Sr Kelly Francis of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal with Fr Joe Campbell of St Mary’s parish, Drogheda. Photo: Colin Bell/

The story of Christianity in Ireland appears to be coming full circle, at least in its Roman Catholic manifestation. Four nuns, three of them children(...)

Daniel O’Connell, Banaher, Co. Offally takes a break on his way down the mountain during his pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Three pilgrims have been taken to hospital suffering from injuries and suspected heart attacks sustained on the annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick(...)

The bishops’ leaflet quotes at length from a sermon by papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown in Drogheda last Sunday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Prayers are to be offered in the cathedrals of Catholic diocese across the State this weekend in response to the Dáil’s passing of the Protection of L(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

A senior Vatican prelate, Irish-American Cardinal Raymond Burke, advised Mass-goers in Cork yesterday not to be discouraged from living “faithful Chri(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson /Irish Times

Irish people must never be afraid to allow their faith influence and shape political choices, especially on basic human values such as the right to li(...)

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