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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greeting Mass goers in Dublin. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Major change is imminent in the leadership of the Catholic Church in Ireland as bishops in some of its most significant dioceses approach the mandator(...)

A still from CCTV footage issued by  the PSNI of the suspected gunman who murdered Jim Donegan on the Glen Road in West Belfast on Tuesday.  Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

The PSNI has appealed for assistance in identifying the gunman who shot dead 43-year-old James Donegan outside St Mary’s grammar school on the Glen Ro(...)

Michelle O’Neill:  “We did not hear anything new from Karen Bradley that would give us any kind of hope that her government has any interest in prioritising the needs of people here”

Sinn Féin has described as a “bit of a groundhog day” efforts by Northern Secretary Karen Bradley at Stormont to restart a talks process aimed at rest(...)

A papal visit to the North would have resulted in demonstrations from evangelical Protestants. Photograph: Reuters

As much as he wishes it were otherwise Fr Michael McGinnity doesn’t expect Pope Francis will find time to deviate from his tight two-day itinerary and(...)

Stormont  in Belfast. A senior Catholic Church figure has called for courageous leadership to lift Northern Irish politics away from fear and stagnation. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A senior Catholic Church figure has called for imaginative and courageous leadership to lift Northern Ireland politics away from fear and stagnation. (...)

A Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland has suspended the ‘sign of peace’ handshake in its Masses due to the risk of infection from a strain of the flu. File photograph: Richard Seagraves/Photonica/Getty

A Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland has suspended the “sign of peace” handshake in its Masses due to the risk of infection from a strain of the flu(...)

Nazareth House in Belfast: In 1884 the Sisters of Nazareth opened the facility on the Ormeau Road  to care for girls placed into adoption.

Statement from Diocese of Down and Connor “It is always a matter of deep sadness when a baby or child dies. The sense of loss to a family and often a(...)

The Catholic primate, Archbishop Eamon Martin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland, while urging people to vote in the June 8th Westminster general election, have warned of the potentially des(...)

Police in Northern Ireland are treating the destruction of 13 Jewish graves at a Belfast Cemetery as a hate crime.  Photograph: Justin Kernoghan / Photopress

The destruction of 13 Jewish graves in Belfast has been condemned by political and religious figures across Northern Ireland. Police said a large cr(...)

Kieran Megraw (left) and Seán Megraw carry the coffin of their brother Brendan at his funeral in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At yesterday’s funeral Mass for “Disappeared” man Brendan Megraw, his brother Kieran told of the family’s sense of joy and relief when the cortege br(...)

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