Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A 45-year-old man who broke into the home of an 83-year-old woman in the middle of the night, pretended to be a garda and stole over €2,500 in cash ha(...)

The accused and accomplice told the owner of the house they were gardaí checking on burglaries and asked her where she kept her money, the court was told. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A 28-year-old man who broke into the home of an 83-year-old woman at night, pretended to be a garda and stole more than €2,500 in cash has been jailed(...)

The Mayflower Autonomous Vessel berthed in Plymouth, England

Some 400 years ago a ship called the Mayflower – commanded by one Christopher Jones and with 102 passengers and 20 crew aboard – made the hazardous cr(...)

The series of burglaries took place in the Tower Street area of Cork’s southside on Friday morning. Image: Google Maps

Two men have been remanded in custody after they were charged with a series of burglaries including one where two intruders broke into the home of an (...)

Cura, the Catholic Church agency that assists women dealing with crisis pregnancy, is to close on Friday. The agency has been in existence since 197(...)

Bishop-elect Kevin Doran said: ‘I must confess to being a little surprised to find myself here this morning’. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Dublin priest has been appointed Bishop of Elphin in the midlands and west of Ireland. Kevin Doran, 61, was named by Pope Francis to succeed retired(...)

Sarah Miles and Christopher Jones in ‘Ryan’s Daughter’

Christopher Jones, an actor who seemed poised for stardom before abruptly abandoning his movie career in the late 1960s, died on January 31st in Los A(...)

The Christian vision of marriage can become a catalyst for renewal of good neighbourliness and support in local communities.

Few institutions have been subject to such pressures and change in recent years as the family based on marriage. From the emotional and practical turm(...)

Bishop Christopher Jones and Fr Timothy Bartlett representing the Catholic Church at the  Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children last January. Bishop Jones described the 1992 Supreme Court judgment on the X case as “morally unacceptable”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So the Catholic bishops have spoken on the heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013, published by the Government last week. S(...)