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(...)

 We Are Church (Ireland) said the Constitution does not define marriage as between a man and a woman. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A liberal Catholic lay group has strongly supported calls for a Yes vote in the same-sex referendum next May. We Are Church (Ireland) also said that a(...)

A file photograph of Dr Ali Selim at the Centre for Islamic Studies in Clonskeagh, Dublin. His book, Islam and Education in Ireland, is published on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Atheist Ireland group has welcomed calls by Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin for a “revolution of inclusivity” in Irish schoo(...)

A group representing Irish priests has called for radical measures to be taken by the Catholic bishops to address the current vocations crisis in the Church.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A group representing Irish priests has called for radical measures to be taken by the Catholic bishops to address the current vocations crisis in the (...)