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(...)

Archbishop of Dublin, Most Rev Michael Jackson: sectarianism  ‘insufficiently explored  in the Republic’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There was a little of Lady Macbeth in the reaction of some in the Church of Ireland to Archbishop Michael Jackson’s recent observations on sectarianis(...)

The Very Rev Matthew Byrne, who has died aged 85

The Very Rev Matthew Byrne, who has died aged 85, was a Church of Ireland clergyman, writer, radio producer, presenter and contributor, artist, lingui(...)

All at see

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, has ruffled more than a few feathers throughout his diocese, among both clergy and lai(...)

Voluntary schools, the vast majority of which are denominational in character, face increasing challenges due to the diminished role of religious personnel. Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Trustees of religious secondary schools have called for fair and transparent funding of second level schools.They were responding to the publication b(...)

Fr Iggy O’Donovan

Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O’Donovan is to be awarded the Freedom of Drogheda at a special ceremony tomorrow. He may be the last person to receive the(...)

Midleton College, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

‘We feel that Protestants are effectively being persecuted by the Labour element in Government when it comes to education, and we need the Taoiseach’s(...)

In an article in today’s Irish Times, Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson criticises those who had “hurt” other members because they had married outside the church, as well as those who had recently been “deeply pejorative” about the Catholic Church’s position on abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough has criticised members who describe newcomers as “Polyester Protestants” in a fresh interve(...)

The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

In the course of a broad-ranging address to the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Synods on October 15th, 2013, my overall theme was: change and cons(...)

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