Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said people are feeling fear, weariness and uncertainty during the Covid-19 pandemic. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Covid-19 has left people feeling “uncertainty about the future, weariness with the ongoing restrictions” and fear “with talk of new waves and new vari(...)

Wolfe Tone and dissenters

Sir, – Rev Myozan Kodo Kilroy labours under a common misapprehension when he writes that “even in the 18th century, Wolfe Tone offered the third box o(...)

Bishop Dempsey said that ‘personally, I found it refreshing to hear someone with Bono’s fame, name the essence of what Christmas is truly about.’ Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty

Ireland’s newest and youngest Catholic bishop has quoted from the gospel according to Bono, in his first Christmas message this week. The only Cathol(...)

The Workplace Relations Commission  has ordered the Dublin community school to admit the girl to second year next September.

A multidenominational secondary school discriminated against a Catholic girl on religious grounds by favouring for admission Church of Ireland student(...)

David Gillespie and Fred Deane in 2013 fundraising during the annual Black Santa Appeal in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

This year’s Black Santa Christmas charity appeal, at St Ann’s church on Dublin’s Dawson St, was launched on Monday afternoon by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu a(...)

 Grafton Street:  Christmas shoppers turn out in large numbers  on the first Saturday following the end of the second lockdown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If ever there is a nuclear attack, two species are odds on to survive the fallout: cockroaches and Irish consumers. Both are stamped on, abused and oc(...)

Helen O’Brien and her brother Joe Cronin of Cork city, grand nephew and grand niece of the late Rev Canon T.J. Magner with Crowley family in the background.

The murders of a Catholic priest and a young civilian by the Auxiliaries in west Cork just days after the burning of Cork city bankrupted the force of(...)

‘If we don’t come out of this pandemic more determined than ever to devote our best brains and substantial resources to a properly integrated health and care system then I wonder when we ever will.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The treatment of older people during the pandemic “has been not far short of a disgrace,” Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop John McDowell has said.(...)

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork. Photograph: Google Street View

President Michael D Higgins has praised the Church of Ireland community in Cork for its work in ensuring that St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in the city has(...)

The Church of Ireland’s first woman deacon, Rev Katharine Poulton, was ordained to that role three years previously in June 1987. Photograph: iStock

The 30th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Church of Ireland will be marked at its General Synod this week. The General(...)

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