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Church of Ireland Primate  Archbishop Richard Clarke  delivered the presidential address at the opening session of the Church of Ireland General Synod which began in Derry on Thursday morning. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Populism is imperilling the very roots of democracy and if this does not frighten us, it should, the Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop Richard Clar(...)

Church of Ireland  Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Reverend Dr Richard Clarke, stressed the importance of restoring the Stormont government in the wake of the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee in Derry. File photograph: Dave Meehan

“Forces of evil” will walk into the vacuum left by the continued lack of government in the North, the leader of the Church of Ireland has warned. Spe(...)

Rev Charles McMullen (third from left), speaking to media with church leaders Rev Trevor Gribben (left), Rev Brian Anderson (second from left), Rev William Davison (third from right), Arch Bishop Eamon Martin (second from right), and Rev Richard Clarke (right), following a meeting with political leaders at Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Ireland’s main church leaders have spoken of “a growing sense of hopelessness and even despair” at the political stalemate in Northern Ireland and cal(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin taking part in the annual Way of The Cross  procession from the Wellington monument to the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park on Good Friday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin lamented the “harshness” of Irish Catholicism in the past while speaking at a ‘Way of the Cross’ event on Friday.(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin, above, and Archbishop Richard Clarke warned against losing sight of the circumstances endured by those behind the official figures documenting the homelessness crisis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic and Protestant archbishops of Armagh have warned people not to forget the individual distress and hardship behind “endless” homelessness (...)

Culture  has become uninterested in detail, nuance or generosity, and prefers the echo chamber of the angry tweet or FaceBook rant.

A little over 30 years ago, the American academic Daniel C Hallin wrote a book on media coverage of the Vietnam War, The Uncensored War. Although much(...)

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(...)

Church leaders in attendance at the meeting included the Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Leaders of Ireland’s main churches met the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney on Thursday as part of ongoing dialogue in relation(...)

Michelle O’Neill:  “We did not hear anything new from Karen Bradley that would give us any kind of hope that her government has any interest in prioritising the needs of people here”

Sinn Féin has described as a “bit of a groundhog day” efforts by Northern Secretary Karen Bradley at Stormont to restart a talks process aimed at rest(...)

A cross at Wytschaete military cemetery which remembers the Irish who died in the liberation of the village during the Battle of Messines Ridge in June 1917. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy.

A cross-community delegation of young people from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds are accompanying the two Archbishops of Armagh on a ‘pilgrimage (...)

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