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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  said churches would remain closed ‘except for private prayer, weddings and funerals’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin’s religious are closing their doors this weekend, reluctantly but accepting “it has to be done”. In messages to their clergy on Friday the Cat(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: said he hopes that “before next weekend, when Sunday Mass reopens, some flexibility will have emerged”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Parishes should “manage scrupulously” the safety of people at Masses on Monday morning when churches reopen for the first time in over three months, C(...)

Spanish priest Antonio Gomez wearing a face mask and shield while giving Communion to worshippers. Photograph: Jaime Reina/AFP via Getty

Catholic priests have expressed anxiety about shouldering sole responsibility for the health and safety of people attending Masses and other public ch(...)

The defendant’s barrister told the judge there was no evidence of any adverse effect on the environment as a result of his client’s actions.

A bloodstock trader who admitted putting 45,000 tonnes of construction rubble into a wildlife lagoon to create practice gallops for his horses has bee(...)

Pope Francis greets the faithful during his weekly general audience  at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

The Association of Catholic Priests has said it is “disappointed” that Pope Francis has declined to approve the ordination of married men to address t(...)

 Running coach Mary Jennings with her husband John Fulham and their son Harry.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Mary Jennings is a bit of an evangelist, and she might just have hypnotic powers. Don’t get this wrong: she doesn’t go around singing and waving her h(...)

On an October night in 1979, a navy man named John Collins rode his Triumph motorcycle over to the offices of a Honolulu health club. He brought nothi(...)

 Rose Hanrahan was found strangled at her home in New Road, Thomondgate, Limerick on December 15th, 2017

One year ago, pensioner Rose Hanrahan was found strangled to death in her home in Thomondgate in the heart of Limerick City. A year on, the community (...)

Cpt Ciara Ní Ruairc,  from Kildare, is part of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which was first deployed in 1991

It’s not everyone’s choice of a spot to spend the summer – a dugout in the Golan Heights, or a live-fire training camp in Mali – although there are ot(...)

Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf photographed by Joan Marcus

EVERYONE’S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College Three Stars George and Martha, the rancorous protagonists of Edward Albee’s(...)

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