Scientology: the church’s community centre in Firhouse in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When the neat white package arrived at Rosmini Community School, in Drumcondra, three months ago, Chris Gueret was impressed. Inside it the religious-(...)

The former Victory Centre in Firhouse, now a Church of Scientology “Ideal Org” base in Ireland.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

A HSE drugs counsellor and a government funded anti-racism charity praised the work of the Church of Scientology during the opening of the controversi(...)

David Miscavige, who heads the Church of  Scientology, is   expected to be in Dublin on Saturday to open the organisation’s new  premises.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

One year after launching a “National Affairs Office” on Merrion Square, the Church of Scientology is opening an “Ideal Org”, not dissimilar to a mothe(...)

Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige speaks at a 2004 event in Madrid. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Protesters against the Church of Scientology will demonstrate outside its new base in south Dublin on Saturday. The church has purchased the former (...)

Louis Theroux, the mischievous British documentarian,  tweeted: ‘Looks like My Sc’tology Movie won’t get an Irish release due to blasphemy laws’

A bizarre fog of rumour has clouded around the decision by Altitude Film Distribution not to release Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie in Irish cin(...)

People walk past a house with billboards displaying portrait of incumbent Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Djibouti. Photograph: AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Facebook: in the High Court. Photograph:  SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

When Facebook, Twitter and Google established their international headquarters in Dublin, they didn’t just bring investment, exotic tax accounting pr(...)

Saturated with atmosphere: The Returned moved glacially but packed a lot of story into its opening episode

I was well into the first episode of The Returned (Channel 4, Sunday), enjoying the Frenchness of it all – moody lighting, meaningful stares, cryptic (...)