Pope Benedict XVI attends a beatification Mass for Cardinal John Henry Newman at Cofton Park, Birmingham, in 2010. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

John Henry Newman, the theologian, educational reformer and founder of University College Dublin (UCD), is to be canonised on Sunday, October 13th, th(...)

Pope Francis urges us to be missionary disciples and invites ‘all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ’. Photograph: Fabio Falcioni/EPA

The pastoral plan for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, launched on Pentecost Sunday, is the fruit of a listening process conducted around the dio(...)

A who’s who of Irish revolutionary figures passed through no6 Harcourt Street, but the man most associated with it was Michael Collins who directed the Dáil loan from his room on the second floor. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

If any building could be considered to be the home of the Irish revolution, that building would be 6 Harcourt Street. For four years it was the home(...)

The interior of Newman University Church in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When I tell them that I was invited to Dublin to direct the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason, the reply I get a fair bit from people is: (...)

College bound? Sean Rogers with son Eoin

Today I’m under pressure to call the “Sat” by its real name, the S.A.T. – the Standard Assessment Test. The test to see how smart you are (or rather, (...)

The resignation of Dr John McAreavey (above) has been accepted by the pope. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has set up a team within its public protection branch to investigate the circumstances of abuse committed by (...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Liam Cosgrave’s beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangeme(...)

Trinity College’s incubator programme has produced 220 entrepreneurs that have raised €2.1 billion in private equity, said John Whelan, director of Blackstone LaunchPad and LaunchBox at TCD. Photograph: The Irish Times

Entrepreneurship has a place in modern universities, but should not be an overriding philosophy for how a university is run, according to a panel on F(...)

Trinity College Dublin: O’Malley’s plan, announced in 1967, to merge UCD and TCD was defeated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There will be some debate this year about the impact and legacy of minister for education Donogh O’Malley, who, this time 50 years ago, was adamant he(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he saw ‘the establishment of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason as an opportunity for University Church to return to its original vocation as a focal point for reflection on faith and reason’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A new centre for dialogue between faith and reason, between Church and society, is to be set up at the University Church on St Stephen’s Green in Dubl(...)

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