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Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Robert Mugabe’s legacy as one of the most ruthless tyrants of modern times will remain long after his days as notorious statesman of Zimbabwe are over(...)

Pope John Paul II about to board an Aer Lingus plane following his visit to Ireland in 1979. File photograph: Dermot O’Shea

A few years ago, Eugene O’Brien and I started work on a book of essays entitled Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyn(...)

Pope Francis smiles as he talks to journalists during a press conference on September 11. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AFP/Getty

The missal used at Masses may be given a more user-friendly re-write by Ireland’s Catholic bishops after a ruling by Pope Francis. The decision by th(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos, on his arrival in Bogotá, Colombia on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

The memory of the land mine that tore off the leg of Helena González’s nephew years ago is still fresh. González (25), has spent much of her life fear(...)

 Iggy Clarke with a hurley from his playing days at his home in Oranmore. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The moment has long been canonised: the fierce musicality of Joe Connolly’s Connemara-Irish, the beseeching lilt of Joe McDonagh’s rendition of The We(...)

Dr Ann-Marie Desmond, from Timoleague, Co Cork: ‘I can’t see anything wrong with women celebrating the Eucharist.’

As the clamour demanding full equality for women in the Catholic Church grows ever louder indications are that it is beginning to make an impact at th(...)

John Paul Construction has been contracted to work on the former headquarters of the Central Bank of Ireland on Dame Street in Dublin by its new owners, Hines and Peterson.

Irish builder John Paul Construction trebled profits to more than €6 million last year on the back of growth both here and in Britain, its latest acco(...)

Archbishop Óscar Romero: spoke out vehemently against poverty, social wrongs, torture and murder. Photograph: AP

Archbishop Óscar Romero was born 100 years ago this day, on August 15th 1917. He was murdered by El Salvador’s state forces on March 24th, 1980. Wide(...)

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leary, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn  and Fr Chris O’Donnell at the Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family conference in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Photograph: Brian Arthur

A leading Cardinal has said there is no evidence to suggest that women priests would have prevented the systemic cover-up of clerical paedophilia. As(...)

Genocidal Organ: centres on themes of  political skulduggery, military outsourcing and public apathy

“The day New York’s Twin Towers were lost, something inside us changed,” says Genocidal Organ’s protagonist of his technologically connected and perso(...)

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