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Paul Murphy, Richard Boyd Barrett  and Bríd Smith of Solidarity/People Before Profit. Murphy has left the Socialist Party to form his own far-left party which he will launch on Monday.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Here’s a heartwarming little announcement aimed at Paul Murphy – who left the Socialist Party on Thursday – which arrived too late for this week’s Soc(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Archbishop’s House in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times.

The most influential Catholic prelate in Ireland Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is 15 years Archbishop of Dublin this month. He is 20 years a bishop and w(...)

Darragh Doyle of Foodcloud delivering items to Paula Mahon of Jobstown Against Drug Dependency. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At the cosy kitchen of the supported housing agency Sophia Housing, breakfast is over and an English resident named Robbie is sitting with a cup of te(...)

Ciara Reid: ‘I’d like to be part of history’.

Ciara Reid describes herself as “an à la carte Catholic and not devout” but she will be in the Phoenix Park on Sunday. One of the reasons she is going(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin said he is pushing the Vatican to have Pope Francis meet a cross-section of survivors of industrial schools, Magdalene laundries, mother and baby homes and those who suffered from clerical sex abuse during his visit to Ireland later this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin has said “time is very tight” for Pope Francis to meet survivors of church abuse during his visi(...)

A queue outside the Capuchin Centre in Dublin last December. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has been criticised over its contribution to the work of the Capuchin Centre in Dublin, which provides 300 breakfasts and 700 dinners t(...)

People queue outside the Capuchin Centre in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Danny, an elderly man from Fairview in Dublin, will share his food parcel on Christmas Day with a neighbour who also lives alone. “He has a bad hip (...)

‘Fundamentalist Catholics’?

Sir, – Fr Joe McVeigh offers some ideas as to how the Catholic Church might address the problems of falling church attendance and an ageing population(...)

Suzanne Phelan: “Find a friend or family member you can talk to. You’re not alone.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times
A Christmas like never before
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  • December 18, 2015, 15:30

...after confronting depression Suzanne Phelan “I’ve struggled at Christmas for as long as I can remember. It’s an enormous amount of pressure, n(...)

All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Rory O’Carroll, a former volunteer with the Capuchin Day Centre,  with Anthony Bradley and the Sam Maguire Cup, during a visit to the centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

It was the turn of the Capuchin Day Centre homeless service to join in the celebrations over Dublin winning the All-Ireland football championship when(...)

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