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The Bons Secours Sisters were ‘dedicated to the service of the sick, the poor and the needy,’ said Archbishop Farrell who made no explicit reference to the order’s involvement in the Mother and Baby Home at Tuam. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The 70th anniversary of the Bons Secours Hospital at Glasnevin in Dublin and the 160th anniversary of the sisters arrival in Ireland have been warmly (...)

The former Artane Industrial School, now St David’s, which was run by the Christian Brothers. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Religious congregations which ran orphanages, reformatories, and industrial schools for children have yet to fulfil the terms of two agreements reache(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin will ‘consider its content carefully’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Catholic Primate, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has responded to a letter from Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien asking the church to identify prope(...)

Head curator  Brendan Rooney, director  Sean Rainbird and curator Donal Maguire at the launch of the National Gallery’s newest exhibition, Jack B Yeats: Painting & Memory. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first Olympic medal ever won by a citizen of this State was secured by the artist Jack B Yeats for Swimming, better-known now as The Liffey Swim, (...)

Robbie Robinson (81), founder of super-pirate station Sunshine Radio in Dublin,  died on Tuesday in Lanzarote. Photograph: Sheelagh O’Donnell

Robbie Robinson (81), founder of super-pirate station Sunshine Radio in Dublin and an influential figure in the establishment of independent radio in (...)

The two public hospitals and one private hospital owned by the Sisters of Charity through the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group were worth €434 million in 2017, according to documents filed at the Companies Registration Office. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is no exaggeration to say that the land and properties owned by the Catholic Church in Ireland could be valued in the billions. However, the owners(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Catholic Primate Eamon Martin has not received correspondence sent last week by Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien asking the church to identify pro(...)

Trees burn during the French Fire in the Sequoia National Forest, California, US, last week.  The Archbishop of Dublin has issued a warning on climate change. Photograph:  Patrick T Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

The havoc caused by the Covid-19 pandemic “will pale when compared to that of climate change”, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell has said. (...)

Around 60 per cent of participants said they were having mental health difficulties while in prison.

More than one in four Irish prisoners abroad have experienced racism while the greatest concern for 70 per cent of those who responded to a survey was(...)

Covid vaccine sceptic, Cardinal Raymond Burke has been taken off a ventilator and moved out of intensive care in a US hospital, according to a spokesman. File picture: Getty

Irish-American Cardinal Raymond Burke has been taken off a ventilator and moved out of intensive care in a US hospital, according to a spokesman. The (...)

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