John Scally

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Pope Francis shaking hands with Br Kevin Crowley at the Capuchin Day Centre on Bow Street in Dublin, as part of his visit to Ireland last month. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

My father died when I was five. Yet I found myself thinking of him often during the visit of Pope Francis. He once told me: “Those who like you from t(...)

Former chairman of Paddy Power Fintan Drury said: ‘You cannot have booze advertising on television in this country until a certain hour of the evening, but you can have gambling.’ File photograph: Frank Miller

Betting firms as well as alcohol companies should be taken out of sports sponsorship to help combat gambling addiction, a conference on ethics in(...)

The Franciscan monastery on the Hill of Slane, Co Meath: a movement of reform had begun among the Franciscans  and other  Observant orders before the Reformation took hold in England and Wales. Photograph:  DeAgostini/Getty

Martin Luther’s pinning his 95 Theses – or reform proposals – to the door of his local university church in Wittenberg 500 years ago may well be more (...)

November 1960: Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997), the Albanian nun who dedicated her life to the poor, the destitute and the sick of Calcutta, earning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Sunday will see the canonisation of Mother Teresa. In 1992, with all the innocence of youth, I wrote to her seeking an interview. Months passed with(...)

Fr Peter McVerry  will speak at the colloquium at Castlecoote House in Co Roscommon. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A colloquium on the theme of Ethics in Crisis takes place at Castlecoote House, near Roscommon town, on Wednesday.Speakers at the colloquium will incl(...)

Nevin Spence down on the farm: tragic death in slurry tank accident. Photo: John Dickson

He was all that we want our sporting heroes to be. Nevin Spence was a talented centre with the Ulster rugby team. At just 22 years of age he was on(...)

“Maradona would not have used ‘the hand of God’ to score perhaps the most infamous goal in World Cup history if he was not born into a culture where Faustian pacts with the devil were an everyday occurrence.” Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

It is that time of year again when GAA fans quiver with excitement as the Championship begins. 2013 witnessed almost unrivalled excitement in h(...)