Air Corps aircraft perform a fly-past during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was a special emphasis on Irish people who died in the first World War during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at the Royal Hospital (...)

Irish Roots

The catastrophic destruction of records in the Public Record Office in 1922 obscured forever the history of everyone who has lived on this island. But(...)

Ministers and other members of the Oireachtas outside the Department of the Taoiseach’s office yesterday after the announcement of the new Cabinet. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It was as well that there were some surprises when Taoiseach Enda Kenny unveiled the new Cabinet in the Dáil yesterday because the weeks of interminab(...)

Anglican  ministers are now obliged to keep confessed serious crimes  secret only if he or she is satisfied the penitent has already reported the offence to police. Photograph: Walter Bibikow/the Image Bank/Getty

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia has voted to change the requirement that its clergy maintain the seal of the confession in all c(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan: met with members of the Bethany Survivors group

A meeting with Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan seeking inclusion of Protestant-run mother and baby homes in the proposed Commission of Investig(...)

Drumcree. From two Irish words Droim and Cri, meaning `ridge of/on the border of’. It is in Co Armagh, just outside Portadown, You may remember it fro(...)

 Adoption Rights Alliance spokeman Paul Redmond  at press conference in Dublin yesterday. He said the group had been “banging on the door of State and church for a long time and had been ignored”. He added only Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Independent socialist TD Clare Daly had taken up the cause.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An alliance of mother- and-baby home survivors has called for a full statutory inquiry chaired by an international judicial figure into the running a(...)

Rev  Peter D Murray pictured after being elelcted and installed as President of the Methodist Church in Ireland at a ceremony in Christ Church Leeson Park, Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

History was made in Dublin tonight when the two Church of Ireland archbishops took part in the installation of the new Methodist President Rev Peter (...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan said the matter of vaccine trials on children in the homes may be included in the investigation. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The commission of inquiry into mother and baby homes will be fully operational by the end of next month and probably chaired by a non-legal figure, M(...)

Albert Sutton, (RAF), left, and Ken McLean, (Royal Artillery) with standard bearers at the commemoration service for those who served in World War II, at Monkstown Parish Church, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former servicemen, relatives and representatives from the diplomatic corps, the Defence Forces and the State have taken part in an ecumenical service (...)

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