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Same-sex marriage is not approved of by any of the four major churches in Ireland.  Photograph: iStock

The Methodist Church in Ireland has reaffirmed its understanding of marriage as between a man and a woman following a decision on Wednesday by the Met(...)

‘First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies are to be deferred until further notice’.

The Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has described as “grossly disrespectful” and “almost cavalier” the manner in which churches were told thi(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed Narrow Water bridge at Carlingford Lough.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has announced €3 million in funding towards the Narrow Water Bridge linking the Mourne Mountains in Co Down and the Cooley pe(...)

Fine Gael councillor Ted Leddy has apologised for past tweets. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Fine Gael councillor and constituency ally of Tanáiste Leo Varadkar has apologised for “insensitive and inappropriate” tweets he sent in the past an(...)

Following examination by paramedics it was decided the two girls should go to hospital. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Four people were rescued from rocks off of the coast of Co Wicklow on Sunday afternoon. Two young girls in an inflatable dinghy were pulled out to se(...)

Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin: ‘What we do in the coming months and years, how we live through this time of challenge and opportunity, will define who we really are as a people of faith.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Catholics in Dublin are being invited by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to give their views on the future of the Church in the archdiocese, in a three-week(...)

Archbishop Dermot Farrell presides as the remains of Cardinal Paul Cullen are reinterred at the Pro-Cathedral crypt in Dublin.

The remains of Ireland’s first cardinal and architect of the Catholic Church on this island were removed from Clonliffe College in Dublin this morning(...)

The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will take place on four days of every week in July. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will take place on four days of every week in J(...)

The more types of trauma a person experiences, the lower their life expectancy, the GP told the committee. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Poverty and childhood trauma are among main causes of homelessness, the Dáil Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage was told on Thursday (...)

Ms Cunningham said members were “severely tested” by protests in Dublin .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda members were “really concerned” that pandemic measures “became viewed as Garda regulations and not health regulations,”the general secretary of (...)

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