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Above, Fr Paddy Stanley saying Mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches have invited people to take part in prayers throughout the island on Palm Sunday, 3pm-4pm. They have also paid (...)

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Catholic priests are coming under continuing pressure to hold funeral Masses, particularly in rural Ireland, despite Government restrictions due to co(...)

Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55) has been elected as bishop of Connor

The newly elected Church of Ireland bishop of Connor is Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55). He succeeds Bishop Alan Abernethy, who retired at t(...)

The commission was established following claims that up to 800 babies may have been interred in an unmarked mass grave in the Bons Secours Mother and Baby home in Tuam, County Galway.

The final report of the commission investigating the mother and baby homes has been delayed following a request for an extension of time. Minister fo(...)

Emma Donoghue: “My advice to anyone with an eating disorder would be don’t try and deal with it on your own. Talk to anyone, a friend, a teacher, a parent or a professional. Get that stress off your chest.”

It would be far too simplistic to say that not liking Harry Potter as a child was the start of Emma Donoghue’s problems, but it is something that came(...)

Members of An Spidal community cast of fire bearers getting ready for their fire lighting ceremony. Photograph: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE.

The opening ceremony of Galway 2020, which was due to take place on Saturday evening, has been cancelled due to bad weather. The organisers said on S(...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Plaque for Mary Ann Lestrange and her son George who died in Tuam mother and baby home in 1930. Photograph: Angela Lally

Angela Lally was 11 years-old when she first heard about her grandmother’s sister Mary Ann Lestrange and her baby George. As she grew older, she devel(...)

Historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother-and-baby home, Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Relatives of children and women from the Tuam mother-and-baby home have called on the Government not to lose sight of a proposed DNA collection scheme(...)

Some students are looking to Europe due to high entry requirements for many disciplines in Ireland. Photogragh: iStock

Today (Monday) at 5.15pm marks closure of the Central Applications Office (CAO) discounted online applications process, while the normal closing date (...)

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