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Bishop Kevin Doran: said that he had not been talking about the proposed new National Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s in Dublin when he spoke to the Sunday Times, but, rather, had spoken “in general terms”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bishop Kevin Doran may have been speaking “in general terms” last Sunday about healthcare provision in Catholic-run institutions, but he accurately re(...)

‘The most intriguing thing about the  row was that it all played out in the medium preferred by teenagers and 20 somethings - phone messaging’

The most intriguing thing about the huge row that erupted between the most senior figures in the National Maternity Hospital is that it was all played(...)

Brendan Howlin: “It is certainly not acceptable for any doubt to even exist for bishops now or into the future to say that they have any influence”

An alternative site for a national maternity hospital (NMH) must be found if a deal that would see the State have full control of the facility cannot (...)

Teenager Aoife McCormack (14) has to have her finger pricked 10 times a day.

Paula McCormack has to wake her teenage daughter at least two times most nights to test her blood sugars levels. Aoife (14) has had type 1 diabetes (...)

‘Riot’ by THISISPOPBABY: ‘a “genderf*ckery-filled variety show that delivers a titillating cocktail of theatre, dance, performance art, and music’

Ronan Brady is a fine figure of a man. It’s a description you won’t hear too many former intercounty footballers use to describe a one-time opponent,(...)

Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin (left): said schools merger decision was made after  discussions and consultations over a number of years, which started before his appointment as bishop  in 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Catholic Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has been criticised by a campaigner over how the proposed amalgamation of two Athlone schools has been hand(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he would no longer send seminarians to Maynooth because of ‘strange goings-on’ at the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fourteen of the 26 Catholic diocesan bishops in Ireland have so far indicated they will continue to send seminarians to Maynooth, with some saying the(...)

Clear division has emerged between the Catholic archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin and his fellow archbishops over the suitability of St Patrick’s College Maynooth for training priests. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Clear division has emerged between the Catholic archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin and his fellow archbishops over the suitability of St Patrick’s C(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has called a meeting over a proposal which would see the break-up of an 800 year old diocese. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A meeting has been called by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough Michael Jackson to discuss proposed changes which would see it(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

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