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Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. The Irish(...)

Clerical abuse survivor Marie Kane  says when she was ill ‘I found comfort in my little ritual of lighting a candle and praying to a God I thought had no time for me as a young girl.’: Photograph:Thomas Nolan

It’s over two months since churches, mosques, and synagogues in Ireland were closed for public worship. For Christians, Easter 2020 took place behind (...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said it is ‘utter irresponsibility’ not to maintain social distance during the coronavirus pandemic. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said it is “utter irresponsibility” not to maintain social distance during the coronavirus pandemic.(...)

Terence MacSwiney

Cork City Council honoured its martyred Lord Mayors, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney this week at a special meeting to mark the 100th anniversa(...)

The remains of Cameron Blair are removed from St Mary’s Church, Bandon, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The family of 20-year-old Cork Institute of Technology student Cameron Blair, who was fatally stabbed earlier this month, remembered him at his funera(...)

Dr Fintan Gavin

The Catholic Church must reach out to those on the margins and those who have lost their faith if it is to be an authentic Christian community, the ne(...)

 Minister Heather Humphreys TD at the launch of the book Protestant and Irish pictured with its editors Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, at the RIA in Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Growing up in north Leitrim in the 1980s, Colin Regan, a member of the Church of Ireland who played senior football for the county GAA team, remembers(...)

The seafront in Youghal. The town’s war dead have been commemorated. Photogrph: David Sleator

About 200 men from the greater Youghal area who died in the first World War and the second World War have been honoured and remembered with the unveil(...)

Speaking at a civic service in St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick on Sunday, Dr Paul Colton said that, in his view, such a division was “good for the State and good for the Church”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times/File

The separation of Church and State is a “good thing”, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork has said. Speaking at a civic service in St Mary’s Cathed(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Government intended to let local groups take the lead in marking events of the period. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called for honesty and inclusiveness in commemorating the centenary of various events during the War of Independence and th(...)

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