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Former Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady  turns 80 today. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Ireland would have no vote if there was a papal election tomorrow as the Catholic Church’s only Irish-based cardinal, former primate Cardinal Seán Bra(...)

Val O’Connor was  central to bringing Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli to Cork in 2005 when the city was European Capital of Culture.

Tributes have been paid to Val O’Connor, a prominent figure both in the funeral business in Ireland and in Cork’s commercial life, who died aged of 90(...)

A priest has expressed concern about unsuitable items items such as cigarettes and beer being brought to the altar as offertory gifts during funeral Masses.

A priest has expressed displeasure about items items such as cigarettes and beer being brought to the altar as offertory gifts during funeral Masses. (...)

Temporary gates at the North Circular Road entrance to the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Historic gates of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, removed last year for the final Mass of the World Meeting of Families, have yet to be restored almost one yea(...)

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(...)

 Brothers and sisters John Paul, Ann-Marie, Bridget(wife), Mary Theresa, and Thomas Delaney, all relatives of William Delaney can be seen close to the rock of Dunamase in Co.Laois Photograph: James Forde/ The Irish Times

“This is the worst thing that could happen to anybody,” said Mary Therese Delaney as she and her family stood at the Garda tape blocking access to the(...)

Painter James Morton who is 100 years old today.

James Morton was born 100 years ago on May 20th, 1919, 25 days before Capt John Alcock and Lieut Arthur Brown completed the first non-stop transatlant(...)

Pope Francis is photographed  during a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday. Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters.

Irish Catholic priests have described as “a major disappointment” comments by Pope Francis indicating the church has no current plans to ordain women (...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by children wearing traditional costumes upon his arrival at Sofia airport, Bulgaria. Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

Pope Francis urged Bulgarians on Sunday to help migrants and refugees, as he arrived in a country that has been accused of mistreating people seeking (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Archbishop’s House in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times.

The most influential Catholic prelate in Ireland Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is 15 years Archbishop of Dublin this month. He is 20 years a bishop and w(...)

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