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Arthur Griffith: the many lighter pieces he wrote reveal a witty man with a keen sense of humour. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

December this year marks the centenary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the foundation document of Ireland’s independence. The person who led(...)

‘Since my own story became public I have heard from many other church members about harrowing tales of church mistreatment of gay people,’ says Steven Smyrl

The mother of the late RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane was a devout Roman Catholic, a daily Mass goer, who never questioned church authority until she(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan by the casket of his wife, Dr Emer Feely, as it arrives for her funeral Mass at St Pius X Church, Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA Wire

Dr Emer Feely, the wife of chief medical officer Tony Holohan, was “a ray of sunshine that could brighten up the dullest of Mondays”, her daughter tol(...)

Palestinian workers display boxes of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines received from Israel, as a first shipment arrives on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing, south of Rafah, Gaza, this week.  Photograph: Ahmad Salem/Bloomberg

More than 110.7 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.4 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns H(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

David Drumm, the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank who was jailed for his role in a €7.2 billion banking fraud, has been released from prison(...)

Workplace outbreaks are occurring in a range of settings, said deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Almost 250 Covid-19 cases have occurred in outbreaks among third-level students in Galway and Limerick despite colleges being largely closed, accordin(...)

A demonstrator holding a “ghost” headdress holds a placard during a protest against the military coup in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Mass street demonstrations in Myanmar have entered a second week with neither protesters nor the military government showing any signs of backing off (...)

 Archbishop Dermot Farrell (Right) at the Holy Spirit Church, Ballymun preparing for his his first mass since being appointed as Archbishop of Dublin, alongside Fr Ciaran Enright, Co PP and Fr Declan Blake. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Knife crime “must always be condemned” and communities across the country must work together to “communicate our vision of non-violence”, Dublin’s new(...)

Archbishop Dermot Farrell. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin’s new Catholic Archbishop has said celebration of Sunday Mass in every church will become a thing of the past and a declining priesthood will r(...)

Retiring in the north inner city parish of Aughrim Street, Diarmuid Martin plans to rest and read for now: ‘I could write my memoirs but they’d probably be banned,’ he says, with a smile. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pope Francis once quietly approached the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, in the Vatican guesthouse, the Santa Marta, at the end of an early mor(...)

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