Matthew Malone in Fishamble’s Embargo, part of the Dublin Theatre Festival

In a meeting room on Denmark Street, a pacifist train driver is describing being tarred and feathered by a nationalist mob during the munitions strike(...)

Dr Roddy Evans: practised medicine on five continents

Dr Roddy Evans, who died in Belfast on September 9th, aged 97, played rugby and cricket for Leinster schoolboys, was a skilled surgeon who practised m(...)

 Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has voiced concern that some are underestimating the current public health situation in Dublin.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has expressed concern at parishes coming under pressure to rush through First Communion and Confirma(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  said churches would remain closed ‘except for private prayer, weddings and funerals’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin’s religious are closing their doors this weekend, reluctantly but accepting “it has to be done”. In messages to their clergy on Friday the Cat(...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin and Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough have encouraged parishes to ring the bells at 3pm  on Saturday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An invitation has been issued by Dublin’s two Archbishops for parishes to ring their church bells tomorrow (Sat), National Services Day, in honour of (...)

Paul Dempsey being ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/Twitter

The former parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare, Fr Paul Dempsey (49), was ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry in the West of Ireland on Sunday. I(...)

Parishioners attend Sunday mass at a Greek Orthodox church in the village of Athienou, Cyprus. Photograph: Amir Makar/AFP via Getty Images

People who have trouble breathing, have special needs, or are somehow incapacitated will be exempt from wearing a mask at church services from Sunday,(...)

A man   wearing a mask on O’Connell Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Church leaders across the island of Ireland have called on people to wear face coverings at all services of worships to reduce the spread of the coron(...)

St John’s Hall, Birr, Co Offaly

Often, we take for granted the architectural gems that are close by. But, with more people holidaying in Ireland this summer, it’s a perfect time to d(...)

People clap as they watch the funeral cortege of the former SDLP leader John Hume leave St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On first thoughts it all seemed so wrong that so few were in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry for John Hume’s funeral. Yet on just a little bit more re(...)

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