Seamus Hegarty

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Former Bishop of Raphoe, Bishop Séamus Hegarty was born in Kilcar, Co Donegal. He became Bishop of Derry in 1994 and retired due to ill-health in November 2011.  File photograph: David Sleator

Much of the person who the late Bishop Séamus Hegarty (79) was “ebbed away over the last eight years since he was forced to retire as Bishop of Derry”(...)

Former Bishop Séamus Hegarty who has died after a long illness. File image: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former Bishop of Derry Dr Séamus Hegarty has died aged 79 after a long illness. A diocesan bishop for 30 years, he died on Friday in the Letterkenny (...)

Peter Barrett, who has died aged 59, was Church of Ireland bishop of Cashel and Ossory and one of the outstanding Christian pastors of his generation (...)

The culture of child protection is not evenly embedded across the Catholic Church and remains a cause for concern, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Marti(...)

Several of Ireland’s Catholic bishops may be subject to investigation by the new Vatican tribunal announced this week by Pope Francis (above). The tribunal will hold bishops to account where it is claimed they failed to protect children from sexual abuse by priests. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

At least 12 of Ireland’s Catholic bishops may be subject to investigation by the new Vatican tribunal announced this week by Pope Francis. The tribun(...)

T	he deaths of two men in a farming incident in Co Donegal last night is being investigated.

The Health and Safety Authority has started an investigation into the deaths of two in a farm incident in Co Donegal last night.The bodies have been t(...)

Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin: Irish Catholic Church “of the 1940s and 1950s is gone and we would not want that back. It was very much tarnished gold.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The new Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin (52) spoke yesterday of being “overwhelmed, fearful at what lies ahead but trusting (...)

Cardinal Brady was ordained a priest 50 years ago in 1964. A native of Drumcalpin near Laragh Co Cavan he attended national school there before going on to St Patrick’s College Cavan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland. Coadjutor Archbishop of (...)

Dr Donal McKeown, the new Bishop of Derry: ‘as Christians of various traditions, we have an opportunity and a duty to be sources of hope, especially when political sclerosis seems to have afflicted out body politic’

The failure of the Northern Ireland Assembly “to focus on delivering the reforms that people need” was addressed this afternoon by the newly in(...)

7/3/2012.   - NEWS -Bishop Donal McKeown, at a press conference following the Spring general meeting of the Irish Bishops' Conference, in Maynooth, Co. Kildare.Photographer: Dara Mac D�naill / THE IRISH TIMES Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The new Catholic Bishop of Derry is Donal McKeown, who had been Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor since 2001. He succeeds Bishop Séamus Hegar(...)