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Helen McEntee: from here to maternity. Photograph: Tom Honan

Welcome to the world, Michael Shane Hickey. Your early arrival made national headlines and set the perfect tone for a welcome day of hope and optimism(...)

Practical Christianity insists that we value others, especially those with whom we have differences. Photograph: Getty Images

When Éamon de Valera died in 1975 a service of commemoration was held in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. The sermon was preached by the then-Archbisho(...)

Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

A sculpted relief of theologian Martin Luther at the  Stadtkirche Sankt Marien church in Wittenberg, Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s refusal to recant his writings before Emperor Charles V at the Imperial Day at Worms (Diet of(...)

The former Cootehall garda station, with Tom Inglis peering through the window. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The former cell at the barracks in Cootehall, Co Roscommon, is now a unisex toilet. The upstairs “married quarters”, where John McGahern; his father, (...)

The Today Show’s St Patrick’s Day Special, with Dáithí Ó Sé, is a national treasure chest of an episode

It will be interesting to see how the reality show The Circle will fare now that the franchise, which sees people confined to apartments and allowed t(...)

Mary McAleese spoke of the document’s ‘unbearably vicious language which can only have brought more heartache to our gay children and to us their families’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former president Mary McAleese has criticised Pope Francis as a populist who raises expectations only to dash them, following a Vatican document publi(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin speaking with US  vice-president Kamala Harris via video link from Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

America’s commitment to Ireland remains “steadfast and strong”, US vice-president Kamala Harris said on Wednesday as she held her first bilateral meet(...)

Former SDLP leader John Hume died in August 2020. Mr Hume pictured in 1996. File photograph: Paul Faith

Former US president Bill Clinton and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi are among those who will pay a virtual tribute to Nobel Laur(...)

Prof Sarah Alyn-Stacey claims she was unfairly disqualified from running in the election to be Trinity’s next provost following her track-record of criticism of the management of the university.

A Trinity College Dublin professor who has been critical of university management claims she was unfairly disqualified from running in the election to(...)

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