Mary Regan

Mary Regan

Brace yourself for an undignified race to the Áras

Brace yourself for an undignified race to the Áras

Seán Gallagher’s opening move has been clever, but he’s likely to be just one of a vast array of candidates

Peace has broken out between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Peace has broken out between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

There are hints that an extension to the confidence and supply deal is afoot

Arrival of Francis marks a sort of homecoming for Knock airport

Arrival of Francis marks a sort of homecoming for Knock airport

It was precisely because of the last papal visit that the airport ever came into being

Varadkar’s speech points to normalisation of Church-state relationship

Varadkar’s speech points to normalisation of Church-state relationship

Varadkar guides the Church towards an understanding of modern Ireland

The Post Podcast: The papal visit

The Post Podcast: The papal visit

Public Affairs Editor Mary Regan is joined by Political Editor Michael Brennan for the latest Post Podcast

We ourselves are responsible for the lack of trust in the Church. I don’t think that a 36-hour visit by Pope Francis is going to hugely repair that

We ourselves are responsible for the lack of trust in the Church. I don’t think that a 36-hour visit by Pope Francis is going to hugely repair that

Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin reflects on what message the visiting pontiff might bring, to the Irish bishops and to the nation: ‘Does he want to encourage us? To chastise us?’

A question of faith

A question of faith

John Paul II came to an already changing but still deeply Catholic Ireland. Pope Francis, however, will visit a country where a battered Church is under pressure from within and without

Murphy’s house of cards

Murphy’s house of cards

Pictures of children sleeping in Tallaght Garda station last week derailed the government’s careful news management of the family homelessness issue

Child abuse video stayed on Facebook after tech giant assured TDs it had been removed

Child abuse video stayed on Facebook after tech giant assured TDs it had been removed

A video showing a three-year-old boy being violently beaten remained on Facebook even after the w...

Gay rights priest not bothered by opposition to his visit

Gay rights priest not bothered by opposition to his visit

A New York-based Jesuit priest has said he will use his speech during the papal visit to remind t...

Post Podcast: The budget build-up

Post Podcast: The budget build-up

It's that time of year again - or maybe not quite

Pro-life movement eyes next election

Pro-life movement eyes next election

Cora Sherlock of Love Both and the Save The Eighth campaign was critical of the celebrations in Dublin Castle on the afternoon the Eighth referendum results were announced

Political heavyweights  face uncertain future

Political heavyweights face uncertain future

The next election will mark a permanent shift in the power balance, but a look at root causes may help us guess the shape of things to come

Quotas needed to end gender divide in civil service – report

Quotas needed to end gender divide in civil service – report

There are just two women compared with 11 male secretaries general of government departments

FF says ‘firm assurances’ needed from Europe on border checks

FF says ‘firm assurances’ needed from Europe on border checks

Firm assurances are needed from the European Commission that there will be no physical checks at ...