Denis Brennan

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Around 60 per cent of participants said they were having mental health difficulties while in prison.

More than one in four Irish prisoners abroad have experienced racism while the greatest concern for 70 per cent of those who responded to a survey was(...)

Parishioners attend Sunday mass at a Greek Orthodox church in the village of Athienou, Cyprus. Photograph: Amir Makar/AFP via Getty Images

People who have trouble breathing, have special needs, or are somehow incapacitated will be exempt from wearing a mask at church services from Sunday,(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Pope Francis at his arrival at Dublin airport last August. Photograph: Maxwells

Major change at Catholic Church leadership level in Ireland is imminent as almost a third of the 26 dioceses on the island are scheduled to have new b(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

Families of the victims of the Tuskar Rock plane crash visited the crash site on board the LE Eithne Naval Ship on Saturday to remember their loved ones.   Photograph: Patrick Browne

Even 50 years after the tragedy, relatives of the 61 people who perished when an Aer Lingus flight from Cork to Heathrow came down close to Tuskar Roc(...)

(From left) Steve Alexander, Doug Alexander jnr and their parents Doug Alexander Snr and Lily Alexander died  after their rental car collided with a lorry in Wexford. Photograph: via Facebook

The Irish and American families of an elderly couple and their two sons who perished in a road traffic collision in Co Wexford this week have paid a h(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he would no longer send seminarians to Maynooth because of ‘strange goings-on’ at the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fourteen of the 26 Catholic diocesan bishops in Ireland have so far indicated they will continue to send seminarians to Maynooth, with some saying the(...)

 Commemoration of Easter Monday 1916 in Enniscorthy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Abbey Square in Enniscorthy fell silent yesterday shortly after 1.15pm as thousands gathered to pay tribute to the volunteers of 1916. Wreaths were (...)

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(...)

Mr Justice Brian McGovern  granted the receiver’s application to admit the case to the commercial list

A receiver has claimed he has been subjected to a campaign of intimidation as he tried to take over commercial properties in Kilkenny city. The prope(...)

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