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The scene of the shooting in Ratoath, Co Meath.

Gardaí believe a man shot dead in a gangland-style attack in Co Meath last night was the latest victim of a worsening feud that claimed two lives in (...)

 Fr Joseph Mullen at the baptismal font  in the Church of Three Patrons in Rathgar, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Catholic baptisms remain highly popular among parents at a time of declining mass attendance, latest figures show. The numbers have prompt(...)

In Ireland a nonbaptised child faces the prospect of languishing at the bottom of an oversubscribed school’s admission list

It is a noisy baptism day at a church in north Co Dublin. Parents, godparents, grandparents are gathered in the pews, resplendent in Sunday-b(...)

 ACP co-founder Fr Tony Flannery said “the day of doctrinaire Catholicism is over in this country. The people are no longer willing to listen to speeches and sermons on morality from the church.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Same-sex Marriage Referendum was “an unmitigated disaster” for the Catholic Church in Ireland, Fr Brendan Hoban, co-founder of the Association of (...)

Pictured at the funeral of Circuit Court judge Katherine Delahunt at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, from left, Supreme Court Justice John Mc Menamin, Court of Appeal president  Sean Ryan, Sarah O Hagan, Circuit Court judge John O’Hagan and Finbar Fox SC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge Katherine Delahunt was a vibrant, warm, loving and loved person, who was “always up for a bit of mischief” her funeral Mass heard this morning. (...)

Eithne Ní Uallacháin: Bilingua
  • Music
  • December 4, 2014, 16:00

This collection is a singular delight. Eithne Ní Uallacháin (of Lá Lúgh) left a rich legacy of both traditional and original music in her wake, fol(...)

Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin of Clare celebrate victory at the end of the All-Ireland Hurling Under-21 Championship Final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Every so often a special group of players comes along and lights up the sporting world with their achievements. What special ability, expertise, capac(...)

Clare captain Tony Kelly lifts the trophy after last night’s win over Wexford. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

All week Clare had battled the dangers of overwhelming favouritism. Dublin’s fate in the football semi-final against Donegal was circulated as a vacci(...)

Drag queen Panti Bliss (AKA Rory O’Neill) has been nominated to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge by two Dublin-based Redemptorist priests. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Two Catholic priests have undertaken the Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, papal nuncio Archbishop(...)

Alan Cadogan breaks free of Waterford’s Shane McNulty in the Munster under-21 semi-final Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

One of the stars of the 2014 hurling summer has the chance to become a double Munster medallist this evening. Cork’s Alan Cadogan will lead the charg(...)

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