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 Hundreds of demonstrators  take to the streets of Manhattan to show anger at the police killing of George Floyd on Tuesday in New York City. Photograph:   Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Protesters turned out in force across the US on Tuesday, defying sweeping curfews and a forceful police response. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators(...)

Teresa Kelly left the State at a young age to work as a housekeeper in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, and later Belfast.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Pope Francis: Heresy is back. In a big way. You know this is the case when that old rhetorical question “is the Pope a Catholic?” doesn’t work anymore; especially when a vocal minority suspect he isn’t.  Photograph: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

On April 30th last year a group of Catholic theologians wrote an open letter to the College of Bishops accusing Pope Francis of heresy and asking that(...)

Malahide marina, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? If you’re hankering after a life near the coast, Malahide is a seaside village with plenty on offer. In 2003, the CSO report(...)

Benedict, when he was pope, in 2005. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi

There has been strong reaction from Irish Catholic priests to the intervention of former pope Benedict XVI in the Church’s ongoing celibacy debate. I(...)

Cardinal Tomás Ó’Fíaich. Photograph: PA Wire

A viciously brilliant lampoon by the infamous Cummings from The Sunday Express of May 31st, 1981, which adorns the cover of this riveting and seminal (...)

A file image from 2004 showing  Pope John Paul II (right) blessing Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, during a special audience at the Vatican in  2004. Photograph: Reuters

Sexual abuse of minors was rife among superiors of the Legionaries of Christ Catholic religious order, with at least 60 boys abused by its founder Fat(...)

Clash singer Joe Strummer performing in New Ypork in September 1979. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

The Clash’s London Calling filleted rock, politics and history with anti-establishment swagger and biting social commentary. 40 years on, its geniu(...)

‘However inadvertently, by citing Wojtyla in this way to make this point, Dr McAleese attributes to the author the very opposite position to the one that he holds.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

In the 1950s, a young Polish priest was lecturing in ethics at the Catholic University of Lublin (KUL), a university which not long previously had bee(...)

Mary McAleese and St John Paul

Sir, – Dr Mary McAleese (Letters, November 8th) defends her recent remarks on Pope John Paul II in light of my critique of them (Letters, November 7th(...)

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