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Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has asked officials to advance proposals by the end of this month, after which he will meet church leaders to discuss the findings of the commission of investigation into the homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government is working on the basis that it will need up to €1 billion to provide even “modest redress” to survivors of mother and baby homes as it(...)

Majella Connolly, who was born in St Patrick’s mother and baby home on the Navan Road, places a child’s shoe on a tree at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Tom Honan

A tense negotiation is in prospect as the Government seeks a significant financial contribution from Catholic and Church of Ireland leaders for a new (...)

Ballinacurra, the  Georgian estate  for sale for €6.35m with Knight Frank

For many people the word “estate” means nice culs-de-sac of houses with front lawns where children learn to kick a ball together. However, at Ballinac(...)

Fr Enda McDonagh was lauded by clerical colleagues for his warmth and humility. File photograph: The Irish Times

Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin has responded to the death of influential theologian Fr Enda McDonagh (90) at St(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson of Dublin is among the signatories calling ‘for justice, to investigate these crimes, hold those responsible to account’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 50 Irish faith leaders have signed a statement condemning the persecution of the Uighurs and other Muslims in China. Included among the sig(...)

Archbishop Dermot Farrell. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin’s new Catholic Archbishop has said celebration of Sunday Mass in every church will become a thing of the past and a declining priesthood will r(...)

The archbishop ‘faced many challenges in administration and necessary changes’, the President said. Photograph: The Irish Times/Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, who formally stands down next Tuesday, has been praised for his “courage, tenacity and compassion,” by (...)

St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin has offered its services as a mass vaccination centre. Photograph: iStock

The Church of Ireland has urged parishes throughout the dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough to volunteer suitable churches and parish buildings for use(...)

Graves of those who died at    the Bethany home, in Mount Jerome Cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Church Missions (ICM) has said it “did not found, manage or finance any mother and baby homes”, after the Commission of Investigation into M(...)

The funeral service took place at Zion parish church in Dublin’s Rathgar where Bishop Roy Warke had once been rector. Photograph: David Sleator

The late Bishop Roy Warke was “a sensitive and committed pastor, an efficient administrator, and someone with an excellent understanding of people. In(...)

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