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The Irish phrase in the ‘Our Father’ translates as “don’t allow us into temptation”, rather than the “lead us not into temptation” of the English version.  Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Pope Francis has called for the wording of the Lord’s Prayer to be changed because it implies God “induces temptation”. He said the wording of the pr(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris with  children from St James National School looking at a model of the new children’s hospital. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The name of the new children’s hospital is “unlikely to be Phoenix”, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Speaking in bitter cold at the site o(...)

A Palestinian seeks cover during clashes at Huwwara checkpoint, near the West Bank City of Nablus. Clashes erupted after an announcement of a general strike and day of rage in protest at US president Donald  Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s Muslims have condemned in unequivocal terms the decision of US president Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jeru(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he was proceeding with plans to set up a new statutory registration board for counsellors and psychotherapists. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chair and deputy chair of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) have resigned, a spokesman has confirmed. It means the (...)

Amhrán na bhFiann displayed prior to a match in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sanctions for inappropriate use of the national anthem Amhrán na bhFiann, will be discussed in the Seanad on Tuesday. Its music and wording were use(...)

People are asked to donate to Crosscare foodbanks at Brackenstown, Darndale, Glasnevin, Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Jobstown, and Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: courtesy Crosscare

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has appealed for people in the archdiocese to donate shampoo, hygiene products, soups, tinned meats, sea(...)

Clare Daly: she said “over 80 per cent of abortions are by pills”

The availability of free contraception in Ireland was “doable”, the chairwoman of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment said on Thursday af(...)

Homeless man sleeping on Kildare Street, Dublin. Intercounty players are organising sleep-outs on December 16th to draw attention to homelessness.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Upwards of 150 GAA intercounty players are to sleep out in towns and cities across Ireland on Saturday December 16th to draw attention to the homeless(...)

Almost 600 defibrillators across the State require urgent safety updates to ensure they work in emergency situations, the Health Products Regulatory Authority has warned. Photograph: iStock.

Almost 600 defibrillators across the State “require urgent safety updates” to ensure they work in emergency situations, the Health Products Regulatory(...)

Recording the moment at the Irish Citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The judge presiding at the latest citizenship ceremonies in Dublin has advised the new Irish citizens to “not forget your own country, your own people(...)

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