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Eamonn Breslin: launched himself at the ball from the edge of the square and beat the Laois goalkeeper with a diving header

You’ve heard of William Webb Ellis, who supposedly picked up a football and ran with it, launching a new sport. Somewhat less famous is Eamonn Breslin(...)

Young Kerry artist, Casey Etherton – from Coláiste na Sceilge, Caherciveen – overall winner in the senior 16-18 years age category for  ‘Kevin In The Pink’

When aspiring art student Casey Etherton noticed his neighbour sitting under a light in his grandparents’ home he saw in the moment a self-portrait by(...)

Sr Joan Chittister  and former president Mary McAleese in conversation at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has said it bothers her greatly to see people who are strangers to Ireland treated in ways that are contrary “to the et(...)

 Pope Francis shakes hands with Katherine Zappone, Minister  for Children and Youth Affairs, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin  in Dublin. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The pope and the Minister for Children clasped hands beneath the portico. As greetings go, this one went on far longer than protocol might require. Wh(...)

Pope Francis: “It is not about him, it is about the unresolved agony, the anguish that is ongoing and is unaddressed, and cries about to be addressed,” said Fr McCafferty. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

A Belfast priest has said Pope Francis should cancel his visit to Ireland because of the issue of clerical sex abuse. Fr Patrick McCafferty told his (...)

 Cardinal Angelo Sodano. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he has no further information on contacts between the Vatican and then president Mary McAleese and then (...)

 Cardinal Kevin Farrell, from Drimnagh in Dublin, speaking in 2017 at the  Dublin  conference – hosted by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin –  in preparation for this month’s World Meeting of Families. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

A group representing clerical child sex survivors worldwide has written an open letter to Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin seeking the re(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin makes announcements regarding the Festival of Families. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

Mistakes were made where same sex-people were concerned in preparation for the World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said. As th(...)

 Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect (head) of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, said “priests are not the best people to train others for marriage”. Photograph: Getty Images

A senior priest in Dublin has described as “preposterous, juvenile and destructive,” a statement by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the most senior Irishman i(...)

Pope Francis and Cardinal Kevin Farrell. Photograph: Diocese of Dallas

Priests have no credibility when it comes to training people for marriage, according to the most senior Irish cleric in the Vatican. Cardinal Kevin F(...)

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