Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “The more qualifications you have to be equipped to teach in any school seems to me to make sense.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Teachers seeking to maximise their job prospects would be advised to study religious education, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said at the a(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said it seemed those who were running mother and baby homes didn’t understand how to look after children.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has called for a properly constituted commission to examine issues raised by the discovery of a mass(...)

Gifts for sale as pilgrims from around the world arrive at St Peter’s Square in Vatican City to see the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Saints are men and women who in their day to day ordinary lives try heroically to live the Christian life, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin will be 10 years in that role on Saturday next. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times 3:42

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin will be 10 years in that role on Saturday next, April 26th. He reflects on the past decade in an inter(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at home in Drumcondra: “My living quarters are smaller than [the pope’s].” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Not enough was done to help priests after the Murphy report into the handling of allegations of clerical child sex abuse was published in 2009,(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has criticised sectors of the Catholic press in Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has criticised sectors of the Catholic press in Ireland, accusing them of displaying a “growing tend(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin yesterday made an impassioned plea for people to ’speak out’ against perpetrators of crime after a spate of serious incidents in the capital.

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin yesterday made an impassioned plea for people to “speak out” against perpetrators of crime after a spate of serio(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. He says his anxiety is that it would be permissible for doctors to certify that the medical procedure necessary to avert the risk to the woman’s life consisted of the “termination of her pregnancy”.

The Government’s proposals to legislate for terminations would give some unbor(...)

When Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn took office two years ago he advocated the early establishment of multi-denominational and non-denomin(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (above) and Archbishop Michael Jackson will lead the ecumenical walk through Dublin tomorrow evening, beginning with a prayer service in Christ Church Cathedral at 7pm, after which the archbishops will jointly carry the cross to the Pro-Cathedral on Marlborough Street. Photograph: John McElroy

The Catholic and Church of Ireland Archbishops of Dublin will lead an ecumenical walk through the streets of Dublin tomorrow, Good Friday, even(...)