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(...)

A collection of newly discovered images of the 1907 Irish International Exhibition, a spectacular World’s Fair held in Dublin, will be published on(...)

Trinity College Dublin: “Now we have a ban on Church of Ireland people seeking to enter Trinity as primary teachers.” Adrian Oughton told the general synod in Armagh.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About 60 per cent of Church of Ireland schools would be forced to close if a recommendation that a minimum sc(...)

Most Rev Dr Richard Clarke stressed the need to speak “compassionately, intelligently and spiritually” on what he called end-of-life issues

The Church of Ireland primate has called on all Christians to confront those treating human life “not as a gift but as a commodity”. In h(...)

Bishop Christopher Jones and Fr Timothy Bartlett representing the Catholic Church at the  Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children last January. Bishop Jones described the 1992 Supreme Court judgment on the X case as “morally unacceptable”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So the Catholic bishops have spoken on the heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013, published by the Government last week. S(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

Archbishop of Dublin Dr Michael Jackson has said the decision by Archdeacon Leslie Stevenson to decline his appointment as Bis(...)

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