Members of the Royal British Legion’s Republic of Ireland branch parade their colours before the start of the Armistice Commemoration in St Patrick’sCathedral Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawle

For generations St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin was a place of remembrance for the Irish who died in the first World War when the rest of the country(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS Down Cathedral, Downpatrick Sundays at 11:30am and Thursdays at 10am with Holy Communion. You are very welcome to visit Down Cathedral. Mo(...)

Papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles J Brown said letting each person define their own concepts of existence and meaning represents “an enormous abdication of our responsibility to seek some meaningful communality among human beings, based on our shared human nature”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Having “absolute respect for life in all its stages and dimensions” is among the norms limiting the individual’s freedom to act as they might wish, th(...)