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 Chief Justice Frank Clarke at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins for his second term as President, at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Atheist Ireland on Sunday launched its “One Oath For All” campaign to enable conscientious atheists to hold the offices of President, judge, and Taois(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the presidential inauguration ceremony at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins recalled a key principle of the Democratic Programme of the first Dáil of January 1919, in his inaugural address for his s(...)

Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York (right) is greeted by Archbishop Eamon  Martin before a Service of Remembrance at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast, on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The fact that Irish Catholics and Protestants fought and died, side by side, in World War I was neglected for too long by all sides, north and south o(...)

“The white poppy is a statement of peace as opposed to the red poppy which has become embroiled in UK politics,” the Quakers said. Photograph: iStock

Dublin Quakers have hailed the public response to their invitation to join them in making white poppies as an art installation on Armistice Day. ”The(...)

Visual artist Patrick Bolger and sociologist Dr Maria Quinlan at  the launch of  ‘I Am One in Four’,  an exhibition of photographs and words produced by people who have experienced childhood sexual violence.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An exhibition of photographs and words produced by eight people who have experienced childhood sexual violence was launched at Dublin’s Civic Council (...)

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin  said the World Meeting of Families was “the tale of two congresses: there’s what happened on the ground, and then there’s what happened in the media”

The simmering resentment of some Catholic clergy in Ireland over low attendance at events during the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland has finally brok(...)

 Ombudsman Peter Tyndall had warned the Department of Justice that it needed to move speedily to deal with compensation for the 200 women. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The situation of about 200 women who had been in Magdalene laundries but have to date been excluded from a State redress scheme is expected to be reso(...)

 An art installation of 3,200 giant poppies   made of artificial silk to remember the end of the first World War I at Koenigsplatz square in Munich,  Germany. Photograph: Lennart Preiss/EPA

Dublin Quakers are inviting members of the public to join them in making white poppies to form an art installation in Merrion Square on Armistice Day (...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Katherine Zappone. File photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone will be keynote speaker today at a conference at Boston College in the US which will discuss(...)

The Pew Research Centre has found religion  “very important” to 23 per of Irish people, with 37 per cent attending religious services at least monthly and 19 per cent praying daily.

Almost seven in 10 people in Ireland (69 per cent) believe in God while 26 per cent do not, according to a survey carried out by a US research group. (...)

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