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MPs at Westminister have passed a Bill stating that abortion will be decriminalised in Northern Ireland unless Stormont is restored by October 21st. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Church leaders have called on the political parties to reconvene the Stormont Assembly to prevent the introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland nex(...)

The first flight repatriating stranded Thomas Cook passengers from New York was due to arrive in Manchester at about 5pm Irish time. File photograph: PA Wire

The collapse of Thomas Cook spread chaos through the international travel industry on Monday as the failure of the 178-year-old travel company left hu(...)

In a future world individual identity will no longer be defined in terms of any usefulness to society. Photograph: iStock

A few weeks ago, my friend the geneticist David McConnell wrote a stimulating article in these pages on the supposed chasm between science and religio(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin: The Church of Ireland  was left entirely to its own devices by the British state and by the Church of England in 1869. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

This week marks 150 years since the “disestablishment” of the Church of Ireland received royal assent from Queen Victoria, having passed through the n(...)

Fr Router said he was ‘sharply aware’ that some people don’t share the ‘same positive experience of church that I have’. Photograph: iStock

Fr Michael Router was ordained as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Armagh at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh city on Sunday. The archdiocese, (...)

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.(...)

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