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The mindset of Church of Ireland members in the Republic has been shaped by a “structural and cultural lock-in”, Philip McKinley, Dublin-based project officer of the church’s anti-sectarianism Hard Gospel Project, has said.

The mindset of Church of Ireland members in the Republic has been shaped by a “structural and cultural lock-in”, Philip McKinley, Dublin-based project(...)

Priests arriving for a meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests. It commisiioned a review of the Murphy commission

The practices and procedures of the Murphy commission “fell far short” of meeting the requirements of natural and constitutional justice where Catholi(...)

A Justice for Magdalenes press conference in Dublin last February: the group accuses the McAleese report of “marginalising the women’s lived experiences in these institutions”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Justice has sharply criticised a submission by the Justice for Magdalenes (JFM) advocacy group to the McAleese committee on the exte(...)

Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness: ‘It is not rare for gays, lesbians and transgender people to find the Church of Ireland a cold enough house’. Photograph: David Sleator

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has welcomed recent criticism of sectarianism within the Church of Ireland by Archbishop of Dublin an(...)

Archbishop of Dublin, Most Rev Michael Jackson: sectarianism  ‘insufficiently explored  in the Republic’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There was a little of Lady Macbeth in the reaction of some in the Church of Ireland to Archbishop Michael Jackson’s recent observations on sectarianis(...)

Former spokesman for the Catholic bishops Fr Martin Clarke who died yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Fr Martin Clarke (66), the former spokesman for the Catholic bishops, has died in Dublin following a long illness.From Booterstown, Co Dublin, Fr Clar(...)

Fr Iggy O’Donovan

Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O’Donovan is to be awarded the Freedom of Drogheda at a special ceremony tomorrow. He may be the last person to receive the(...)

Magdalene survivor Mary Smyth: ‘The Government are dragging their heels on the issue.’ Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The death of another woman who had been in a Magdalene laundry has been met with fury and upset by a representative group who have questioned the ongo(...)

In an article in today’s Irish Times, Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson criticises those who had “hurt” other members because they had married outside the church, as well as those who had recently been “deeply pejorative” about the Catholic Church’s position on abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough has criticised members who describe newcomers as “Polyester Protestants” in a fresh interve(...)

Claims that Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn was putting the nativity play at risk in schools has been dismissed by a spokeswoman for the department.

Claims that Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn was putting the nativity play at risk in schools have been dismissed by a spokeswoman for the departme(...)

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