Singer rested on God during trials

Musical icon Sir Cliff Richard has said that his Faith supported him during his battle with sexual assault allegations which were made in 2013. In a radio interview with Miriam O’Callaghan on RTÉ Radio One last week, the famous singer described how his Faith got him through the trial. “My Faith, my fans, friends, my…

Set prisoners free to mark Pope’s arrival

Irish prisoners should be given amnesty for papal visit   Hundreds of unfairly-incarcerated prisoners across Ireland should be released to mark the Pope’s visit to the country this month, Jesuit campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has said. The prominent priest said that there are a “significant number” of people in prison who are there for relatively…

Blessed be the comedians

Colm Fitzpatrick talks to international comedian Tim Vine about God, laughter and his new Irish tour   It’s not often that comedy and religion appear together in the same sentence in an Irish context – usually musings of Father Ted or the sketches of the late Dave Allen take that prize – but a famous…

Brave priest is praised after long charity trek

An Irish priest who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) in February, has completed a 550km journey from the top to the bottom of Ireland raising almost €220,000 to aid research into the condition. Dublin-based priest, Fr Tony Coote said the disease was a “very degenerating and difficult illness” but rather than complain about…