Tributes: the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As news of the death of the pioneering composer and musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin spread today, tributes to his music and his influence flowed. Pre(...)

 Bishop Mary Bridget Meehan celebrates Mass.

Five women who believe they have a vocation to the Catholic priesthood have contacted a US delegation visiting Ireland this month to recruit female p(...)

Pope Francis  set up a commission to look at the introduction of women deacons last year which will report “in a year or two”. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

A parish priest in Co Limerick has called for the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. Fr Roy Donovan, parish priest of Cah(...)

Nóirín Ní Riain: “I was always obsessed with listening. The one who sings prays twice.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Advent, Christmas and the Epiphany make up the best part of the year, according to the spiritual singer, theologian and scholar Nóirín Ní Riain. “It’s(...)