Edward Byrne

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In October 1920, the bishops trenchantly condemned the Black and Tans. Photograph: iStock

Commentary on War of Independence events has made little reference to the stance of the Catholic Church then. There remains an impression that it was,(...)

Cogadh Ar Mhná will air on TG4

A woman who was raped and became pregnant by anti-Treaty forces during the Civil War sought help from the then archbishop of Dublin to arrange her son(...)

 Greg Murphy, formerly of Cork and now with Abu Dhabi Na Fianna and a sub on the 2018 All-Stars, is tackled by Cork’s Patrick Horgan  at Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2018 All Stars 9-16 2019 All Stars 8-9 Showcasing what we must assume as axiomatically greater hunger, the 2018 PwC All Stars beat their 2019 counter(...)

A block of flats in Charlemont Street is named after Madeleine Ffrench-Mullen, the partner of Dr Kathleen Lynn, and the co-founder of St Ultan’s Hospital. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Dr Kathleen Lynn helped to found St Ultan’s Hospital for Sick Infants (Teach Ultain) in 1919, a female-run institution focusing on children’s healthca(...)

 Limerick’s Tom Morrissey shoots under pressure from Carlow’s Ross Smithers. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Limerick 5-22 Carlow 0-13 First-half goals from Kyle Hayes, Graeme Mulcahy and Aaron Gillane set Limerick on their way to victory and into the All-Ir(...)

The founder of the Sisters of Charity said her resource was the “Bank of Divine Providence”. Photograph: iStock

Let me write in praise of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin. In overseeing the Dublin Diocesan Archive, he has ensured that its ab(...)

Massgoers leaving the Pro Cathedral: “Even though Christ Church has been in possession of the Anglican church for nearly 500 years, it is still viewed by the Roman Catholic Church as the primary official Dublin cathedral, since it was so designated by the pope at the request of the then Archbishop of Dublin, Saint Laurence O’Toole, in the [late] 12th century.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

With a year to go before we mark the quincentennial, on October 31st, 2017, of Martin Luther nailing his demands for reform to the door of All Saints’(...)

People queueing at the Chipper van to buy fast food. File photograph: Facebook

The State’s highest planning body has sided with Galway County Council in a long-running dispute over a chipper van’s use of a Connemara business park(...)

Among the documents of the Dublin diocesan archives from 100 years ago there is an account of how more than 40 people sought refuge in the Pro-Cathedral (above) when fighting broke out at Easter 1916 in  the city centre. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 20 Catholic priests who ministered to people killed and wounded during the 1916 Rising were among those remembered at a special event in Dub(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin celebrates Mass in November at the Pro-Cathedral, a building which he says deserves note for having played an important role in the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The role of Dublin’s Catholic priests in assisting the dead and injured during the 1916 Rising is being ignored in centenary commemoration plans, Arc(...)

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