The Association of Catholics in Ireland said full membership of the church should be extended to those in second relationships. Photograph: Getty Images

A group of lay Catholics has called for the Church to revise its teaching on contraception and access to the sacraments for those in second relationsh(...)

Bishop Leo O’Reilly is to explore the possibility of having married men as priests and the appointment of women as deacons. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Two Nigerian priests have been invited by Bishop Leo O’Reilly to serve in the Catholic diocese of Kilmore as vocations there dwindle. They will arrive(...)

The transliteration of English place names into Irish really gets under my skin. There’s such a makey-up air about it all. It seems fraudulent. I mean(...)

RTÉ’s The Sunday Game Live presenter Michael Lyster (left) with football panellists Joe Brolly, Colm O’Rourke and Pat Spillane in studio in Croke Park.

RTÉ sports broadcaster Michael Lyster (61) almost died when he had a massive heart attack on Friday, June 5th last, but was saved by the quick actions(...)

The culture of child protection is not evenly embedded across the Catholic Church and remains a cause for concern, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Marti(...)

Several of Ireland’s Catholic bishops may be subject to investigation by the new Vatican tribunal announced this week by Pope Francis (above). The tribunal will hold bishops to account where it is claimed they failed to protect children from sexual abuse by priests. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

At least 12 of Ireland’s Catholic bishops may be subject to investigation by the new Vatican tribunal announced this week by Pope Francis. The tribun(...)

 Chris De Burgh performs during the humanist funeral service for Paolo Tullio at Trinity College Dublin, June 11th, 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Affectionate tributes were paid to the late Paolo Tullio at his funeral service in Trinity College on Thursday. The award-winning chef and restaurant(...)

“If he (a bishop) doesn’t have the right attitude to abuse, or if he doesn’t deal with a case properly and it means a child is not kept safe, then he will have to answer to his own higher authority as well as to civil authority,” said abuse survivor Marie Collins. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The new Vatican tribunal created by Pope Francis to deal with bishops who fail to protect children from being sexually abused by priests should deal r(...)

 Image from a media briefing at the conclusion of the Summer General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth on June 10th, 2015. Pictured is Archbishop of Armagh and president of the conference Eamon Martin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Catholic primate has indicated there is to be no change in the role of priests in the civil element of marriages despite the passage of the same-s(...)

Pope Francis has created a new Vatican tribunal within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to deal with bishops who fail to protect c(...)