Karen Dempsey

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The ‘old post office’ in Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford. Photograph: Karen Dempsey

Set against a backdrop of the Comeragh mountains and situated on the banks of the River Mahon, Kilmacthomas is a picture-perfect Waterford village bui(...)

Siobhán Walls with Hannah and Dan Boylan at a naming ceremony for their baby, Hunter

“When is the baby being christened?” It’s a question almost every Irish parent will have heard, and one most can answer: a survey carried out for The (...)

Phil Dunne (left) and Brendan Butler from We Are Church Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I denied myself three times. I stood at the altar, denounced their image of Satan and promised to raise my godchildren in the Catholic faith. These w(...)

John Donnelly in 2000. The 64-year-old was found dead at his apartment in Turkey earlier this month, having suffered a stab wound. File photograph: Don MacMonagle

Musical numbers and tributes to the late stage director John Donnelly shaped an 1½ long funeral service which, fittingly, took the form of a theatrica(...)