‘The relationship of the Church of Ireland with the totality of Irish history and culture . . . can only become more complex as we approach the commemoration of 150 years of Disestablishment,” Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Church of Ireland must address their identity as Irish Anglicans, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “The relationship of(...)

Posters in Dublin before the referendum on the 25th Amendment in 2002. Photograph: David Sleator

Abortion raises the most difficult moral and ethical dilemmas. Some argue that life begins at conception, that abortion is equivalent to murder, that(...)

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin: “As I understand it, O’Brien was never an employee of the cathedral,” says former dean Robert Mac Carthy. Photograph: Dennis Flaherty

The former dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Robert Mac Carthy, has said he removed convicted child abuser Patrick O’Brien from his role as an (...)

Polling in the 1983 referendum. Garrett Fitzgerald sought to leave abortion law subject to legislation in the Dáil and outside the scope of the Constitution: Pat Langan / The Irish Times

It was in the early 1980s that the pro-life people approached Fianna Fáil asking that they promise an amendment to the Constitution to protect the lif(...)

The new Dean and Ordinary of St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin is Dr William Morton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The new Dean and Ordinary of St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin is Dr William Morton, Dean of Derry, and Deputy Lieutenant for Derry since 2014. He succe(...)

The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

In the course of a broad-ranging address to the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Synods on October 15th, 2013, my overall theme was: change and cons(...)