Fr Gabriel Rosbotham arrives at Donegal Town Courthouse. Photograph: Jason McGarrigle Fr Gabriel Rosbotham arrives at Donegal Town Courthouse. Photograph: Jason McGarrigle

A priest involved in a court case with his former lover over the ownership of a house in Co Donegal is to take time away from his diocese, the Bish(...)

Hugh Crawford at Donegal Town Court. Photograph: Jason McGarrigle

A priest has been awarded more than a quarter share in a Co Donegal cottage he shared with his former lover.Fr Gabriel Rosbotham took Hugh Crawford to(...)

Hugh Crawford, of Rose Cottage, Letterbarrow, Co Donegal told Donegal Circuit Court he “still loved” the plaintiff, but added he could not agree to putting his ex-partner’s name on the deeds until he left the priesthood. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A former Franciscan religious who was in a “sexual relationship” with a diocesan priest has strongly denied the couple had joint rights to a house, Do(...)