Person: Virgin Mary
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Two spectacular stained glass windows depicting a series of historical and cultural ‘turning points’ over some 700 years in a West Cork town, have gone on display in the local church.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
Poet Mary Noonan whose second collection, Stone Girl, has just been published, says that working as a lecturer in UCC’s French Department, means that she has to clear her head of “academic stuff” in order to write creatively.
Thu, 14 Mar, 2019
Today is International Women’s Day. It is a day to be happy and rejoice. We can decide to be either depressed or encouraged at the general state of gender equality, so let’s choose the latter.
Fri, 08 Mar, 2019
She had a complete mental meltdown in public, went into treatment and disappeared off stage for two months, did Sheridan Smith.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
The field, the plaster face of the Virgin Mary, the labouring, dying 15-year-old, the dead baby…
Thu, 10 May, 2018
A criminal who was trying to get into the “headstone business” has been jailed for 18 months after causing criminal damage to cemetery headstones in what the judge described as “an unbelievable mean, despicable crime”.
Fri, 23 Feb, 2018
Cillian Murphy and co return for the fourth instalment of the BBC cult series ‘Peaky Blinders’, writes
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
Fri, 20 Oct, 2017
A caretaker was left visibly shaken and suffered a cut to his neck after the attempted removal of a statue of the Virgin Mary at a school sparked a scuffle with a teacher.
Thu, 24 Aug, 2017
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Fri, 18 Aug, 2017
Irene Kelleher is taking her fictional play, Mary and Me, to the Edinburgh Fringe. It was inspired by the tragic events in Granard in 1984, writes
Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
Pope to make pilgrimage to the Portuguese town for the centenary of the Virgin Mary’s ‘apparition’, writes
Sat, 13 May, 2017
recounts more tales from his travels in Ethiopia.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2017
With requests for exorcism on the rise, looks back at an incident in Inchigeela, Co Cork, 30 years ago.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2016
Catholic pilgrims from around the world, many sick or disabled, converged on a shrine in the French town of Lourdes under exceptional security following recent extremist attacks.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
Gay Byrne presents a documentary on the Catholic Church in Ireland, Last Orders With Gay Byrne, at 9.35pm, RTÉ One on Tuesday.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
From the Virgin Mary to females in film and fairytales, author Marina Warner believes perceptions of women are improving, writes
Wed, 01 Jun, 2016
On the eve of the 1916 anniversary,took her kids to Dublin to tour the city’s child-friendly museums.
Sat, 26 Mar, 2016
Fifty years ago, an IRA bomb belatedly decapitated one of the most iconic monuments to British rule in Ireland, writes
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
As her much-adored picture book Five Minutes Peace approaches its 30th birthday, children’s author Jill Murphy reflects on her career, and tellsthat her success was never planned.
Sat, 05 Dec, 2015
Having done my Leaving the year she was born , I hadn’t heard of the writer Louise O’Neill until I was mooching in a bookshop the other day. I randomly picked up Asking For It — largely because of Jeanette Winterson’s recommendation on the cover — and read it almost in one go.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
There is a strong suspicion that the horrible lessons we learned through the economic bust are
Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
A Galway man has claimed that his son has been given the all-clear from cancer two years after he was told the illness was terminal.
Sat, 16 May, 2015
A manuscript of enormous research value has been returned to Dublin 700 years after its creation there and four centuries after first leaving the country.
Fri, 20 Mar, 2015
Today, tens of millions worldwide are celebrating the feast of this country’s patron saint, Partick. But ther’s a baffling number of patron saints, and some have rather unexpected job titles, says .
Tue, 17 Mar, 2015
Kanye West has named his new album 'So Help Me God'.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
His head bowed and hands clasped in front of him, Pope Francis stood today for two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul’s most important mosques, as he shifted gears toward more religious affairs on the second leg of his three-day visit to mainly Muslim Turkey.
Sat, 29 Nov, 2014
A statue of the Virgin Mary that had disappeared from a grotto near University College Cork was found dumped in a nearby car park.
Thu, 11 Sep, 2014
A college student union has offered a safe haven for the sinner who stole a statue of the Virgin Mary if they want to repent and make right their wrongs.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
THE CITY air smells like incense. Stall owners prepare for the crowds, turning on the water sprinklers over fresh coconut pieces, and arranging tubs of sweet marshmallow, giant lollipops, plastic horns, drums and cold drinks.
Sun, 20 Jul, 2014
Take a walk with Liz O’ Brien to the literal end of the earth at Finisterre, on the rugged Atlantic coast of Galicia in Spain, where for centuries pilgrims have completed the Camino de Santiago.
Sun, 13 Jul, 2014
He’s leaving Today FM to return to Cork to RedFM — but DJ KC believes it’s the best decision he’s ever made. He tells Áilín Quinlan why family comes first.
Sun, 23 Mar, 2014
The tragic death 30 years ago of Irish schoolgirl Ann Lovett is the subject of a play to be staged in London next month.
Mon, 03 Mar, 2014
Michael Moran is part of the team that evaluates miracles, writes Dan Buckley.
Sat, 22 Feb, 2014
Cossack militia attacked Russian punk group Pussy Riot with horsewhips as they tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2014
Two members of the punk group Pussy Riot ran out of a police station in their trademark balaclavas after being released following several hours of questioning in Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2014
The freed members of the Pussy Riot punk band said yesterday they still wanted Russian president Vladimir Putin out of power and would like ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to replace him.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2013
A man who toppled a 7ft high statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary from a pedestal in former convent grounds was yesterday jailed for criminal damage.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2013
IN DUBLIN to promote my book, the taxi drops me at a Georgian house-hotel next to the Dáil.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2013
Floods in south-west France have forced the closure of the Catholic pilgrimage site in Lourdes and the evacuation of visitors from nearby hotels.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2013
THE voice was an eerie guttural, horrible sound, ferociously angry.
Tue, 28 May, 2013
The brooding sound design of a play about the Virgin Mary is tipped to win an Irishman a Tony after earning him a prestigious award in New York.
Tue, 21 May, 2013