Church services

CATHEDRALS National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland Due to current concerns over the Covid19 virus Saint Patrick's Cathedral is closed to the publ(...)

Christ Church cathedral

Irish churches are already cancelling events planned for well past the March 29th date to which current coronavirus restrictions apply. The installat(...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said it is ‘utter irresponsibility’ not to maintain social distance during the coronavirus pandemic. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said it is “utter irresponsibility” not to maintain social distance during the coronavirus pandemic.(...)

An  empty car park as Fr Paddy Stanley  says the Sunday 9.30am mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock, Dublin which was closed to the public but broadcast live on the webcam. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At a Mass in a nearly-empty St Andrew’s Church on Dublin’s Westland Row on Sunday morning, Fr Enda Cunningham asked “is God with us or not? Perhaps no(...)

Nine Arches bridge which crosses the river Dodder at Milltown, Dublin. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

What’s so good about it? The southside suburb has a brilliantly mixed population: older established residents live alongside a younger cohort of deni(...)

Most religious services across the State are being cancelled or restricted in light of the Government’s recommendations on reduced gatherings due to coronavirus.Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Most religious services across the State are being cancelled or restricted in light of the Government’s recommendations on reduced gatherings due to c(...)

Attendance at church funerals is limited to 100 people. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The obligation on Catholics to physically attend Sunday Mass has been removed by Ireland’s Catholic bishops for now and all Confirmations are postpone(...)

Bishop John McDowell (64) was ordained in 1996 and has served as Bishop of Clogher since 2011.

The newly elected Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland is Rev John McDowell. He succeeds Archbishop Richard Clarke who r(...)

The Frascati shopping centre in  Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? Most people think of Blackrock as a village dense with posh private schools and Ross O’Carroll-Kelly types. The cliche exists(...)

Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55) has been elected as bishop of Connor

The newly elected Church of Ireland bishop of Connor is Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55). He succeeds Bishop Alan Abernethy, who retired at t(...)

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