Churches encourage Christmas outreach
Published: Thursday, 18 December 2014
Church leaders have encouraged the public to reach out to those in need in their Christmas messages.
Limbo babies inquiry call 'unanswered'
Published: Monday, 15 December 2014
A request made 18 months ago to NI's leaders to establish an inquiry into Mother and Baby homes in the region has not been answered, according to campaigners.
Funeral for cancer campaigner Una
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
The funeral of ovarian cancer campaigner Una Crudden has taken place in Belfast.
NI councils send 'rare' religious cards
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
Co Down residents will receive cards from their councils that make a rare reference to the birth of Christ this festive season, according to the Christian Institute.
Catholic Bishops cut adoption links
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014
The Catholic Church is set to end its long established relationship with a local adoption service provider after changes in legislation.
'1000 jobs' in Ballymena church scheme
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
A Ballymena church at the centre of plans to develop a 97-acre site in the town has said the scheme, which could potentially create over 1,000 jobs, will allow for "expansion of its ministries".
Tributes paid to 'character' Adam
Published: Sunday, 16 November 2014
The eight-year-old boy, killed as he made his way to school earlier this week, was a "character" who kept his class going, his funeral has heard.
Funeral held for Brendan Megraw
Published: Friday, 14 November 2014
The funeral of Disappeared victim Brendan Megraw has taken place, 36 years after he was abducted and murdered by the IRA.
Jean McConville's child 'abused at Rubane'
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014
The son of Disappeared victim Jean McConville has waived his right to anonymity to tell the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry about his time at Rubane House.
Funeral held for Belfast murder victim
Published: Saturday, 01 November 2014
The funeral of Edward Gibson, who died after being shot in west Belfast, has taken place.
Priest 'was told about Rubane abuse'
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
A former resident of a Catholic boys' home has told the Historical Abuse Inquiry that he informed a priest in Derry in 1964 about the severe physical and sexual abuse which children were suffering there.
Rubane House was 'hell on earth'
Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Two brothers sexually and physically assaulted at a children's home in Kircubbin, Co Down have told UTV that their time there was hell on earth.
Abuse 'rampant' at boys' home
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
A senior police officer described sexual abuse at a Co Down children's home ran by a Catholic order of brothers as "rampant", the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry has heard.
Paisley critics 'pygmies in his shadow'
Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Ian Paisley Junior has described his late father's critics as "pygmies in his shadow" in an article in the Ballymena Guardian newspaper.
Church remembers founder Ian Paisley
Published: Sunday, 14 September 2014
The Free Presbyterian Church has paid tribute to its founder, the former First Minister and DUP leader Rev Dr Ian Paisley who died on Friday.
Pope accepts Cardinal Brady’s resignation
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
The resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady has been accepted by Pope Francis in a statement released by the Vatican on Monday morning.
Funeral of tragic Cork brothers
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
The parents of three brothers killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Co Cork are appealing for more support to be offered to young men who have mental health difficulties.
Gravestones damaged in Co Tyrone
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Police are treating damage to a number of gravestones in Cookstown, Co Tyrone as a hate crime.
Pastor's exit not linked to comments
Published: Tuesday, 02 September 2014
Controversial preacher James McConnell has told UTV that his retirement has nothing to do with his recent remarks about Islam.
Pastor McConnell retires after Islam row
Published: Monday, 01 September 2014
A controversial north Belfast pastor who caused outrage after he labelled Islam "satanic" has announced his retirement.
Cardinal confirms resignation offer
Published: Friday, 15 August 2014
Cardinal Seán Brady has confirmed that he has informed Pope Francis of his intention to resign from his position as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.
Inquiry looks at Australian migration
Published: Tuesday, 12 August 2014
The next hearings of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry will focus on a migration scheme which involved the transport of children to Australia.
Revving Reverends hit roads for charity
Published: Friday, 01 August 2014
An Anglican clergyman from Belfast is teaming up with a Rector from Dublin as they step out of the pulpit and rev their way around Ireland for charity.
Oldest person on island of Ireland dies
Published: Saturday, 26 July 2014
The oldest person on the island of Ireland, a woman aged 108, has passed away in Ballynahinch, Co Down.
Synagogue attacks condemned
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
Politicians have condemned two attacks on a north Belfast synagogue at the weekend which police are treating as religious hate crimes.
Arson attack on Co Antrim church
Published: Sunday, 20 July 2014
Police are treating an arson attack on a Co Antrim church as a hate crime.
Man urinated outside church service
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
A man has been fined £100 for urinating outside a church while a service was underway.
Holy statue damaged in west Belfast
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
Police are treating an attack on a statue of the Virgin Mary close to Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast as a hate crime.
Priest 'heartbroken' by church vandalism
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
A Catholic priest has told UTV of his heartbreak at finding his church attacked by vandals overnight in Kilkeel, Co Down.
Pope meets clerical abuse survivors
Published: Monday, 07 July 2014
The Pope has met with Irish survivors of clerical abuse.
John urges leaders to back gay marriage
Published: Monday, 30 June 2014
Sir Elton John has urged religious leaders around the world to throw their support behind gay marriage because "times have changed".
Gerry Conlon funeral takes place
Published: Saturday, 28 June 2014
The lawyer for the Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of being an IRA bomber, has described him as ultimately "victorious" during a heartfelt tribute at his funeral.
Explicit video 'desecrated' church
Published: Sunday, 22 June 2014
A south Belfast church has said it has been "desecrated" and its parish priest left "grievously distressed" after an explicit scene from a music video was shot in the historic building.
Request to extend child abuse inquiry
Published: Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Sir Anthony Hart, the chairman of Northern Ireland's public inquiry into historical institutional child abuse, has requested a one-year extension to his work.
Call for NI mother and baby homes inquiry
Published: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
A Belfast woman has told UTV how she has only now discovered that her brother, who was born at a mother and baby home 40 years ago, was buried in an unmarked mass grave at Milltown Cemetery.

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