Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy said if Dublin continues to expand its population at existing rates, it will ‘end up sliding in the sea’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy has called for the development of a rail, road and broadband corridor from Derry to Kerry to try and counter the grow(...)

For all the changes of the past 20 years, Ireland’s reputation abroad often remains entwined with Catholicism and alcohol. It’s striking, then to find(...)

“Belting out impassioned nonsense is one way of expressing an Irish identity, and the National Anthem is the primary mode of articulation for a notion of Irishness that is as dead as coffin nails.” File photograph: Getty Images

Decipher this: Sinead feigned her fall. A toffee girl, a gay run. Binned. Arse. Loo. Hard tune the hen-egg ruined. These are, of course, the word(...)

Francis and John Brennan are ‘At Your Service’. Photograph: RTÉ

Imagine Francis Brennan emerging out of the mist like an unholy hybrid of Mary Poppins, Miggeldy Higgins and the Littlest Hobo in order to deliver a g(...)

Fr James Good who was suspended from carrying out his priestly faculties almost 50 years ago for publicly opposing Humanae Vitae. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Irish theologian, Fr James Good, who publically spoke out against a papal encyclical opposing artificial contraception, has died at the age of 94 foll(...)

Students at Clonkeen College protesting at the Dáil on Wednesday over the proposed sale of the school’s sports pitches to developers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Any decision on whether to dissolve Clonkeen College’s board of management will not take place until after a High Court challenge over the sale of the(...)

File image of Soca co-founder John Kelly addressing a group meeting at Liberty Hall, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Survivors of sexual and physical abuse in schools run by the Catholic Church in Ireland have demanded a meeting with Pope Francis to discuss compensat(...)

In general the Tusla audit found that the congregations had made substantial improvements in adhering to and implementing child abuse management guidelines.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Sixteen out of 135 Catholic congregations in Ireland had “unsatisfactory” child protection procedures in place to the end of 2015, according to an aud(...)

 The Christian Brothers propose to sell 7.5 acres of fields, used by Clonkeen College in Deansgrange for sports, for a reported €18 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An ongoing dispute between the Christian Brothers and a south Dublin Catholic secondary school over the planned sale of playing fields has been referr(...)

David: “I would come out of a sex worker’s place and be straight on my phone searching for my next encounter. There was no satisfaction.” Photograph: iStock

David started to masturbate several times a day when he was 12. That is not so unusual. Now in his late 30s, the Dublin-born man would go on to spend (...)

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