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The  funeral cortege arrives at St Brigid’s Church in Clara.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Mary ‘May’ Cowen, the mother of former taoiseach Brian Cowen and current TD for Laois-Offaly, Barry Cowen, was remembered on Saturday as a person of s(...)

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CATHEDRALS National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland Due to current concerns over the Covid19 virus Saint Patrick's Cathedral is closed to the publ(...)

Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, watch as the coffin of the celebrated broadcaster Gay Byrne, is carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gay Byrne was remembered at his funeral on Friday as a much loved husband and father, a friend and colleague and so very much more. He was, said the (...)

Pope Francis at the Croke Park celebrations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Pope Francis arrived in Croke Park to a rapturous welcome from more than 80,000 people on Saturday night and looked visibly relaxed as he travelled th(...)

Late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s mother, Eileen and daughters, Molly and Dakota follow behind as her coffin  is carried at her  funeral  at the Church of St Ailbe, Ballybricken, Limerick. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

In the week since her death, the people of Limerick got plenty of time to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Dolores O’Riordan, their interna(...)

The funeral of Frank Murray  at Mount Argus, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The late music manager Frank Murray joined “the great rock and roll, roll call of 2016”, his daughter Shannon told his funeral Mass on Tuesday. “Awe(...)

Women who attended religious services more than once per week had a 33 per cent lower risk of death during the 16 years of follow-up compared with women who never attended. Photograph: iStockphoto

I suspect even the most irreligious of us may mutter a silent prayer when faced by catastrophe or major illness. But is there any evidence that relig(...)

Catríona (33), a teacher from Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, met tax manager Kunal (34), from Hertfordshire at a mutual friend’s 30th birthday in London in(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Paul Sheridan  and Audrey Brennan got married on June 19th, 2015 – a date which marks five years of Audrey being cancer-free. Photographs: Tanya Williams Photography

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

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