Pictured at the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s  annual Hiroshima Day commemoration at Merrion Square, Dublin were anti-war protesters and retired US servicemen Tarak Kauff and  Ken Mayers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

US President Donald Trump’s “passive encouragement of violence is insidious and is eating away at the fabric of decency throughout the world,” the ann(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

The Government is committed to early ratification, and, despite Brexit consuming so much of the department’s time and resources, negatively, I hope in a very positive way this treaty can be ratified by Ireland before the end of the year.’ File photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times: ‘

It would be illegal for most American military flights to pass through Shannon airport under a new international nuclear weapons treaty which the Gove(...)

Two Church of Ireland bishops’ attendance at Gafcon has been described as  “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: iStock

Attendance by two Church of Ireland bishops at the conservative Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) meeting in Jerusalem last week has provoked(...)

 Mari Miyoshi, Jaapanese Ambassador to Ireland, Rev Patrick Comerford, president Irish CND Mary Freehill repressenting the Lord Mayor of Dublin and David Hutchinson Edgar, chair CND Ireland.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than seven decades since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima people are still attempting to cope with its legacy and health consequences, th(...)

Rubicon is a yearly, boutique, conference that gathers to intentionally collaborate and explore ideas about how faith can be expressed within our cult(...)

Rev Patrick Comerford speaks at a ceremony to commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing victims in Merrion Square in Dublin. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to take a lead role in an international campaign to ban nuclear weapons. Speaking at a memorial for the victims of the (...)

Muslim scholar Dr Ali Selim was congratulated this evening for stimulating debate on inclusivity in education in Ireland. “We owe Dr Ali a great debt (...)

Miler Magrath: “The rehabilitation process could be tricky. For Catholics, Miler has the double black mark of being a ‘heretic’  for taking the Oath of Supremacy to Elizabeth and for having been excommunicated. On the Protestant side, Miler is an embarrassment, although the only known portrait of him hangs alongside those of other bishops in the Clogher episcopal gallery. ”

It may be time to rehabilitate Miler Magrath as Ireland’s pioneering ecumenist. He managed to be simultaneously a Catholic and a Protestant bishop, a (...)

(From left): Rev Patrick Comerford, president Irish CND; Clare Daly TD; Patricia McKenna, former MEP; Robert Ballagh, artist; John Molyneux, historian; and Jim Roche, IAWM at a press conference held by the Irish Anti-War Movement to issue a statement on the First World War commemorations in Dublin today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Artist and anti-war proponent Robert Ballagh has said conflict commemorations like those now underway to mark the centenary of the first World War sho(...)

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