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George Galloway speaking in Derry. Photograph:

Brexit and demographic change will lead to a united Ireland by 2037, the former British MP George Galloway has said. “The feeling of wishing to remai(...)

For John Redmond, the Irish Convention represented the final hope of rescuing some form of agreed Home Rule while the war continued. But he died a broken man in March 1918, a month before the convention produced its split report.

Tuesday marks the centenary of the inauguration of the Irish Convention, convened in Regent House in Trinity College Dublin to attempt to thrash out a(...)

 Newly elected leader of the Fine Gael party Leo Varadkar speaks to supporters after winning the internal party election in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The new leader of the Fine Gael party has made international headlines since his comfortable win over rival Simon Coveney. Leo Varadkar’s election a(...)

Prominent Catholic theologian Fr Gabriel Daly opposes ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital by the Sisters of Charity.

Prominent Catholic theologian Fr Gabriel Daly has supported Dr Peter Boylan in opposing ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) by the (...)

Fr John Coghlan: served as a chaplain in two world wars

In a controversial passage of his memoir Goodbye to All That, Robert Graves praised the courage of Roman Catholic chaplains who had served alongside h(...)

From left: John Murphy, Dave O’Leary, Frank Stapleton and Liam Brady in 1973 as they signed for the Arsenal.

When you’re a kid of Irish parents growing up in England in the 1970s, you learn to accept the fact that you’re a Paddy. Sure, it makes it that bit mo(...)

A child plays with a handbag as other migrants queue to be medically checked in Sicily, Italy. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

An Italian mafia group took over the running of one of Europe’s largest migrant reception centres, using a Roman Catholic charity organisation as a co(...)

Brendan Howlin: “It is certainly not acceptable for any doubt to even exist for bishops now or into the future to say that they have any influence”

An alternative site for a national maternity hospital (NMH) must be found if a deal that would see the State have full control of the facility cannot (...)

 The tomb of Jesus Christ with the rotunda is seen in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Tuesday in Jerusalem, Israel. Photograph:   Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

A team of scientists and restorers has completed work on the purported site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem’s Old City, and it will be re-opened to the (...)

It may well be difficult for religious bodies to prohibit such forms of religious dress like headscarves, when the religious habits of nuns, and all the trappings of Catholicism, are permitted in what is a State-sponsored system.   Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP photo

The EU’s top Court has ruled that private employers may ban staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain c(...)

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