Olivia Durdin Robertson, who  co-founded the Fellowship of Isis with her late brother Lawrence Alexander Durdin Robertson – a former Anglican clergyman – and his wife Pamela

Olivia Durdin Robertson, the self-styled “high priestess” of a Co Carlow-based cult devoted to an ancient Egyptian goddess, has died aged 96.Ms Durdin(...)

A week after letting a two-goal lead slip in their draw with leaders UCD, Railway Union have another testing league fixture, against in-form Pembroke (...)

Richard Clements and Ivan Little in Summertime. Photograph: Neil Harrison Photography
Summertime

SummertimeThe Mac, Belfast***Its title may hint of long, balmy days, but warm and fragrant this play is emphatically not. In David Ireland’s new play (...)

They might have dropped their first points of the league campaign on Saturday, but defending Leinster champions UCD managed to fight back from 2-0 dow(...)

The Red House, Youghal, Co Cork

“Look!” says Helen Keane as she shifts a rug on the floor at the Red House. “When we lifted the old carpets this is what we found.” She has exposed a (...)

Former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass during a press conference at the Department of Foreign Affairs on St Stephen’s Green, in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: PA

The failure to establish a truth process into the Northern Ireland conflict encourages tribal myth-making, the Human Rights Commission has said.An unr(...)

The mindset of Church of Ireland members in the Republic has been shaped by a “structural and cultural lock-in”, Philip McKinley, Dublin-based project officer of the church’s anti-sectarianism Hard Gospel Project, has said.

The mindset of Church of Ireland members in the Republic has been shaped by a “structural and cultural lock-in”, Philip McKinley, Dublin-based project(...)

Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness: ‘It is not rare for gays, lesbians and transgender people to find the Church of Ireland a cold enough house’. Photograph: David Sleator

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has welcomed recent criticism of sectarianism within the Church of Ireland by Archbishop of Dublin an(...)

A statue of St Patrick at the base of Croagh Patrick. Rev Marcus Losack’s book challenges our traditional understanding of where the saint came from and the truth about who he was.

‘I am Patrick, a sinner” is a disarmingly straightforward admission from the man credited with Christianising the Irish. Little else concerning our pa(...)

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Aine McMahonFormer Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has called for the Government to address the issue of children of parents within same sex(...)

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