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The invitation sent to Michael D Higgins said the service next month would be ‘of Christian worship hosted, organised and led by the leaders of the Church of Ireland, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches and the Irish Council of Churches’. Photograph:  Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty

The Church Leaders Group, which is hosting the controversial service in St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh next month, have said President Michael D Higgin(...)

Kindora founder Sarah Ouellette said the company is looking at opening a physical premises in Dublin later this year, which would act as a showroom and workshop.

Kindora, a company that developed a platform to sell-on premium children’s goods, has raised €500,000 from investors. It has also just become the firs(...)

The main entrance at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland. Photograph: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

More than a million people follow the English-language Twitter account of the Auschwitz Memorial Centre, which helps preserve the site of the former N(...)

Same-sex marriage is not approved of by any of the four major churches in Ireland.  Photograph: iStock

The Methodist Church in Ireland has reaffirmed its understanding of marriage as between a man and a woman following a decision on Wednesday by the Met(...)

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I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a bestseller novel. Yes, I know, it’s hard for a man to do that these days. I could use a woman’s name. Like(...)

Auschwitz: the infamous German inscription that reads Work Makes Free at the main gate of the Auschwitz I extermination camp, in Poland. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

THE NAZI DEATH CAMP WAS LIBERATED 75 YEARS AGO ON MONDAY. TODAY IT IS A TOURIST DESTINATION WITH ITS OWN JAUNTY LITERARY SUBGENRE. A FEELGOOD (...)

John Boyne: ‘All I ever wanted was that kids would be moved enough by the story that they would develop the same interest in this period of history as I had.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Last week, the author John Boyne pointed out what he saw as a troubling trend in publishing. “I can’t help but feel that by constantly using the same (...)

On his Twitter account, John Boyne criticised a proliferation of books with “Auschwitz” in the title, including The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, which was Ireland’s bestselling book in 2018 and 2019. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish author John Boyne has become involved in a Twitter spat with the official account of the Auschwitz Museum over the accuracy of his bestselling n(...)

Reluctance to listen – on all sides – merely strengthens the sectarian divisions that generated the Northern conflict – and that were so sharply deepened by that conflict in its bloodstained turn. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

Ulster unionists for many years argued that Irish republicans should end their armed struggle, and also that they should treat more seriously the wish(...)

Air Corps aircraft perform a fly-past during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was a special emphasis on Irish people who died in the first World War during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at the Royal Hospital (...)

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