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Former president Mary McAleese  will take part in a public conversation with renowned American Benedictine nun Sr Joan Chittister at Trinity College Dublin in November. File photograph: Naoise Culhane

Former president Mary McAleese is to be presented with one of the most prestigious prizes in the Catholic world for her 500,000-word doctoral thesis o(...)

The spending report:  ‘The Presidency in review, 2011-2018,’  said an unspent portion of the €317,000 annual  allowance  - a cumulative €238,443 -  will be returned to the exchequer. Photograph: PA

Áras an Uachtaráin has published a breakdown of how an annual €317,000 allowance to President Michael D Higgins has been spent since he first took off(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said the majority of Irish people will be happy to see Pope Francis visit Ireland this weekend.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said criticism of the Catholic Church in the lead up to the papal visit to Ireland has been excessive and said he will t(...)

Pope John Paul II kisses thr ground on arrival in Dublin, 1979. Photograph: Mazpix

Watching the second part of the quite superb RTÉ documentary series The Game last Monday night, I was struck by the fervour of the crowds in Croke Par(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese speaks in DCU at the book launch of the book The Pope Francis Agenda by Donal Dorr. Photograph: James Forde/ The Irish Times.

The abuse scandals in the Catholic Church were now entering “an even more disrupting chapter,” former president Mary McAleese has said. She quoted ve(...)

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(...)

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(...)

President Michael D Higgins said new technology was being ‘used to abuse people’. Photograph: Maxwells

It is nonsense for social media platforms to claim they do not have responsibility for content on their websites, President Michael D Higgins has said(...)

Pope Frances has been invited to attend the women’s conference on March 8th.

Pope Francis has been invited to attend the ‘Why Women Matter’ conference in Rome next month at which former President of Ireland Mary McAleese will b(...)

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