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All Presbyterian marriage ceremonies in Ireland must now include a statement that such a union can only be between a man and a woman.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

All Presbyterian marriage ceremonies in Ireland must now include a statement that such a union can only be between a man and a woman. This decision (...)

Next week brings St Patrick’s Tide with its ever increasing range of activities. For the first time both archbishops of Dublin will take part in the B(...)

File image of Easter Rising commemoration in Dublin in 2006. Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin said: “We should redouble our efforts to find safe spaces where we can genuinely hear one another’s stories and pain, and bolster friendship, mutual understanding, justice and peace.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Centenary commemorations this year must not lead to false glorification of a tragic past, the Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. Com(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: said the deal would allow Northern Ireland to “achieve a society free of paramilitarism”

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the Fresh Start agreement, saying it would allow Northern Ireland to “achieve a society free of paramilitarism”. He also(...)

“Our politicians have a critical opportunity to restore hope to those who are struggling,” said Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin in a joint statement with other Christian leaders. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Political instability is erasing hope from people’s lives, the leaders of Ireland’s four main Christian churches warned on Monday as all-party talks c(...)

Cardinal Seán Brady: remains a cardinal for life and may take part in papal elections until he is 80. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All-Ireland. Coadjutor Archbishop (...)

Tributes have been to Seán Brady following his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The IrishTimes

Many tributes have been paid to Cardinal Seán Brady whose resignation as Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh has been accepted by Pope Francis, (...)

Rev  Peter D Murray pictured after being elelcted and installed as President of the Methodist Church in Ireland at a ceremony in Christ Church Leeson Park, Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

History was made in Dublin tonight when the two Church of Ireland archbishops took part in the installation of the new Methodist President Rev Peter (...)