Mary Mcaleese

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President Michael D Higgins with two former presidents, Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson, at Áras an Uachtaráin in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Among all the talk this week about who will or will not contest a presidential election and whether parties will support them, very little has been sa(...)

 Fr Tony Flannery who chaired the Association of Catholic Priests’  public regional meeting in Tuam, Co Galway, ahead of the Papal visit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pope Francis has been urged to avoid being “treated like a celebrity”, and to apologise to all those mistreated in the Magdalene laundries, mother an(...)

Former president Mary McAleese has emphasised the primacy of conscience. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Catholic Church in Ireland, in which I am pleased to serve on my local parish pastoral council, has been arrogant in relation to its members and t(...)

President Michael D Higgins: he already has the support of the Labour Party and Fianna Fáil. Fine Gael is also expected to support him

Independent Oireachtas members seeking to stand against Michael D Higgins for the presidency may decide to allow just one of their number secure a nom(...)

The crowd at the  Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Tom Honan

A record 60,000 people turned out for the LGBTI+ Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday, about double the previous year’s numbers, organisers said. The even(...)

Former president Mary McAleese at the a centenary celebration for the Columban Missionaries at Dalgan Park, Navan, Co Meath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality is “evil”, former president Mary McAleese has said. Speaking ahead of her inaugural participation in (...)

Mary McAleese at the Irish Embassy in  London. Photograph: Irish Embassy/@IrelandEmbGB

Former president Mary McAleese has described herself as heartbroken by Brexit, adding that “we’re all going to be to some extent broken by it”. Spea(...)

Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government will on Tuesday agree to introduce legislation to allow same-sex couples register both their names on their baby’s birth certificate. (...)

Former president of Ireland Dr Mary McAleese was installed as Lay Canon by Dean Dermot Dunne at   a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Babies baptised into the Catholic Church are “infant conscripts who are held to lifelong obligations of obedience”, according to former president Mary(...)

Former president of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese last Thursday returned to old habits, becoming once again the interviewer that she was during her TV career (...)

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