Mervyn Kingston (left) at the 2010 Belfast Pride Parade with his partner, Richard O’Leary.

Mervyn Kingston was a priest of the Church of Ireland who affirmed the Church as an integral part of the community life of South Armagh; and who affir(...)

 Fr Iggy O Donovan:  “What I most detest in ecclesiastical life are those career-orientated clerics who denounce colleagues.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O’Donovan is taking time out. His term as prior in Drogheda has just come to an end and he had already told his superiors h(...)

 Psychiatrist  Ivor Browne, pictured at his home in Ranelagh. Photograph: Dave Meehan
The Gentleman Browne

‘Is he still alive?” people keep asking. Yes he is, very much so, and is as challenging as ever. Visionary, revolutionary and preparing to take lea(...)

Assistant chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Will Kerr pictured at Monday’s press conference. Photograph: Pacemaker

Belfast suffered a fourth night of violence last night with blast bomb attacks in the north and east of the city. Several hundred protesting loyalis(...)

Norris says loyalist behaviour ‘stupid’ and ‘Neanderthal’

A call has been made for the Church of Ireland to disassociate itself from the Orange Order in the wake of loyalist rioting in North Belfast.Independe(...)

 President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath during the National Day of Commemoration Ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham yesterday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Various strands of society came together in Dublin yesterday to honour the Irishmen and women who died in past wars and on duty with the United Nation(...)

Savita Halappanavar’s widower, Praveen. Rules about women’s bodies can end up being fatal. Photograph: Eric Luke

Women have spectacular bodies. And I’m not just talking about the women selected by our male-dominated media to provide the eye candy that keeps many (...)

A pagan people?

It was fitting that it should be reported yesterday, the feast of the birth of St John, that a substantial number of the Catholic bishops now believe (...)

A cafe that lets its customers name their price is expanding after proving honesty actually does pay. The Dock in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter asks patr(...)

Bill Bolger, who died recently in his sleep, was a pioneering force in the birth of the Irish design industry. Design had largely been a cottage indus(...)

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