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Labour MP Stella Creasy is to table an amendment to the NI (Executive Formation) Bill seeking to extend access to abortion to Northern Ireland. File photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

A Catholic bishop in Northern Ireland has called on people there to contact their MPs “urgently” to oppose an attempt in the House of Commons on Monda(...)

The Rally for Life makes its way down O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators turned out in Dublin on Saturday afternoon for the annual Rally for Life. Campaigners marched from Parnell S(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin will be joined by  Carol Nolan TD and Trevor Hayes, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, at the anti-abortion rally. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin is to join thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators at the annual Rally for Life in Dublin. Among those taki(...)

Bishop Raymond Field in 2011 at  the Capuchin Day Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bishop Raymond Field, one of Dublin’s two Catholic Auxiliary bishops, who was part of a mission to climb the Himalayas 25 years ago, has retired after(...)

Rev Charles McMullen (third from left), speaking to media with church leaders Rev Trevor Gribben (left), Rev Brian Anderson (second from left), Rev William Davison (third from right), Arch Bishop Eamon Martin (second from right), and Rev Richard Clarke (right), following a meeting with political leaders at Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Ireland’s main church leaders have spoken of “a growing sense of hopelessness and even despair” at the political stalemate in Northern Ireland and cal(...)

 Archbishop Eamon Martin: he said the shrine to St Oliver Plunkett “will honour all the martyrs of yesterday, today and tomorrow”

A motion calling on the Church of Ireland to write to the Department of Foreign Affairs asking it to place on a par with all other human rights issues(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin spoke at a gathering   in Derry on Wednesday to coincide with the funeral of Lyra McKee. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

The Catholic Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has called on the North’s political parties to resume talks in the wake of the murder of(...)

The coffin of Lauren Bullock is taken from St Patrick’s Church, Donaghmore. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Lauren Bullock was “living the dream” and had “a bright future in front of her and so much still to contribute” when her life was cut short on St Patr(...)

The coffin of Morgan Barnard is taken into St Patrick’s Church, Dungannon for his funeral.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

St Patrick’s Church in Dungannon, Co Tyrone was packed to capacity on Friday for the first of the three funerals of the three young people who died in(...)

From left, Morgan Barnard, Lauren Bullock and Connor Currie

Police in Co Tyrone are trying to establish the circumstances that led to a St Patrick’s night crush outside a disco in Cookstown that resulted in the(...)

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