“In comparison with the rest of Europe, Irish people are still far more religious.” Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

At a recent Irish Association conference, Belief in the Future: Religion and Changing Identity, Rev Prof Anne Lodge, director of the Church of Ireland(...)

Abortion precondition runs counter to a doctor’s constitutional and human right to freedom of conscience, say bishops.

The Catholic bishops have expressed regret at pre-conditions for applicants in recent advertisements for medical posts at the National Maternity Hospi(...)

File image of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop Eamonn Casey and Fr Dermod McCarthy. File photograph: Collins Photos

The late Bishop Eamonn Casey believed “he had done the church a great disservice”, Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby recalled on Tuesday. “He used those(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “We, of course, respect the right of the individual union, the ASTI, not to accept the Haddington Road agreement,” he said, speaking in New York where he is attending the UN General Assembly.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the Government will not renegotiate the Haddington Road agreement, backing comments by the Taoiseach that the cutbacks(...)

Overseas charity Trócaire benefited from a bequest of almost €1 million from an anonymous donor last year. Trócaire is the overseas charity of the Ca(...)