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Ireland

How St. Patrick’s nephew became a saint

St. Mel of Ardagh came to Ireland with his uncle and helped establish Christianity on the island.

The spiritual meaning behind St. Brigid’s cross

A popular Irish custom has a rich spiritual history behind it.

The Cranberries announce release of final album with the late Dolores O’Riordan

The band said they will not continue without their frontwoman.

The 3 things God loves best, according to St. Ita

St. Ita taught many pupils who would become saints in Ireland.

Abortion is legal in Ireland, but doctors are not signing up to perform them

Only a small number of doctors have agreed to perform abortions since the abortion law took effect last week.

Amid antibiotic failures, scientists search for answers in ancient remedies

The ancient druids of Ireland may have held the key to ridding the world of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

7 Irish Christmas traditions you may not know about

Who knew our Irish cousins start December 25 with a "Christmas swim"?

The stolen heart of St. Lawrence O’Toole is back on display in Christ Church

Nearly six years ago, the relic was removed and carried away for unknown reasons.

Irish Catholics can find out about their ancestors when staying at this Dublin hotel

A genealogy butler is tasked with helping visitors retrace their family lineage.

Historian questions Celtic background of Irish people

In a new book, Caoimhín De Barra points out how the Celtic idea came to explain Ireland's history.