Arrested on his release and taken to Listowel Garda station, Michael Coffey admitted to a year-long series of offences involving criminal damage, burglary and theft throughout Kerry - most of which had been unsolved by gardaí. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A man who had a previous conviction for breaking into the home of an archbishop in Kerry was last year found by gardaí while undergoing an epilepsy se(...)

The complainant, in her late 40s, qualified as a primary teacher in 1987 and worked in the US and at UCC before entering primary teaching in 2002.  File photograph: Getty Images

A national school teacher has been awarded €54,000 by the Equality Tribunal for discrimination over a failed promotion after being asked in the interv(...)

Archbishop Seán Brady:  the Irish Catholic Church could play a useful role in advising the new Vatican commission on child abuse, he said yesterday. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

It has been a long road. Based on the findings of the eight reviews of child protection published yesterday, we can conclude that much has been achiev(...)

Archbishop Dermot Clifford: reiterated his “sincere apologies” to those who have been harmed by priests of the diocese

Cashel and EmlyThe audit found that all allegations were now promptly referred to the civil authorities, usually within three days of receipt by the d(...)

The Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC) said “abuse that has been identified outside the Irish region has not in every case given rise to an appropriate and robust response.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Kiltegan fathers religious congregation has been heavily criticised in the latest tranche of reviews on child protection carried out by the Cathol(...)

The ordination of Bishop Raymond Browne was attended by 1,200 guests in Co Kerry today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Father Ray Browne was ordained today as Bishop of Kerry in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. The 56-year-old is a graduate of St Patrick’s College Ma(...)