Steven Smyrl

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‘Since my own story became public I have heard from many other church members about harrowing tales of church mistreatment of gay people,’ says Steven Smyrl

The mother of the late RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane was a devout Roman Catholic, a daily Mass goer, who never questioned church authority until she(...)

Senator David Norris: ‘What has happened in Northern Ireland is quite extraordinary. The tail is wagging the dog.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government must revisit laws which allow churches discriminate against people, Senator David Norris has said. The recent removal of an organist (...)

“The church’s fixation with homosexuality is destroying its credibility as a voice of reformed Christian witness.”

The Presbyterian Church has published a new book titled Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles which tells the moving story of 120 people’s(...)

Campaigners take part in a march in Belfast city centre demanding same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The recent dismissal of a Dublin-based Presbyterian Church elder is the latest example of a particularly hard line taken by the church against same-se(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner’s threat of legal action unless Dublin City Library and Archive voluntarily removed the database was heavy-handed.

On Friday, August 12th, as part of research into an ongoing intestacy matter, I searched Dublin City Library and Archive’s (DCLA) online historic ele(...)