Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said his thoughts were with the families of those who had lost loved ones on the ill-fated airline. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Irish woman who died on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 had returned home from Australia to assist her siblings in the care of her mother who had(...)

Sr Philomene (Phil) Tiernan was onboard the lost MH17 flight.

Irish nun Sr Aideen Kinlen was one of the last people to see Sr Philomene (Phil) Tiernan before she stepped onto the lost MH17 flight.US intelligence (...)

 All Hallows College:  The former seminary, now a third-level college, is on the verge of closure. Photograph: Cyril Byrnew

They were once more powerful than cabinet ministers but this week their portraits sold for a few thousand euro in an auction of religious art. Painti(...)

Fr Gerard Creedon, a long-time friend of the American political dynasty, referring to Jackie Kennedy’s letters said: “She was a very private person. I am sure she would have wanted to have her privacy respected.” Photograph: AP

The widow of Robert F Kennedy believes the letters written by Jackie Kennedy to a Dublin priest could be destroyed to end the controversy about the pr(...)

All Hallows College is in discussions with DCU (above) about the possibility of rescuing a pioneering degree programme for adult learners.

All Hallows College is in discussions with DCU about the possibility of rescuing a pioneering degree programme for adult learners which faces abolitio(...)

Some 14 ecclesiastical paintings and 17 books are to be auctioned by Sheppards. Above:  Portrait of Archbishop William Walsh, 1841-1921, oil on canvas, by Leo Whelan

Art and rare books from All Hallows College, the former Catholic seminary in Drumcondra, Dublin, are to be auctioned next month. Some 14 ecclesiastica(...)

Rory Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning documentary film-maker and youngest daughter of Senator Bobby and Ethel Kennedy. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22.

Some of the collection of letters written by Jackie Kennedy to an elderly Irish priest – recently withdrawn from auction – should be handed back to th(...)

Jackie Kennedy horse riding during a visit to Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

In August 1950, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier visited Dublin and was shown around the city by a family friend, Fr Joseph Leonard. He secured an invita(...)

Jackie Kennedy with her children Caroline and John at Woodstown Co Waterford. Photograph: Colman Doyle /The National Photographic Archive

Jackie Kennedy was aware that her letters to Irish priest Fr Joseph Leonard had been kept by the All Hallows Seminary in Dublin after his death in 196(...)

Veduta with the Temple of Jupiter Tonans by Piranesi, from around 1755: similar engravings by the artist seem to have been removed from the All Hallows archive. Photograph: Fine art/Heritage/Getty

One evening last winter a former colleague telephoned in some distress. While out walking in a Dublin suburb he had come across a skip “full to the br(...)

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