Taoiseach Enda Kenny: said the deal would allow Northern Ireland to “achieve a society free of paramilitarism”

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the Fresh Start agreement, saying it would allow Northern Ireland to “achieve a society free of paramilitarism”. He also(...)

  Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin. A new interview with the Archbishop is to be broadcast on Irish TV. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:11

All priests are called to be celibate whether their orientation is heterosexual or homosexual, Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has stated. Th(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin: The sins of bearing false witness, defamation, detraction and calumny are no less grave just because they are committed behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Photograph: PA

Social media is being turned into a harsh and dehumanising place for some, Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. It was particularly rep(...)

Cardinal Desmond Connell leaving the press conference following the 2002 egm at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the most fraught confrontations between senior Catholic Church figures and the Irish media took place on April 8th, 2002. It was at a press con(...)

What the Irish same-sex marriage referendum showed “was a breakdown between two languages”, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin (left)  told the Synod of Bishops in Rome.  Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh (right)  said the synod should not forget “families which have experienced the trauma of abuse and domestic violence”. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The successful same-sex marriage referendum campaign in Ireland used language which was traditionally that of the church, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmui(...)

Pope Francis: For now,  he’s saying nothing. Meanwhile his brother bishops flounder in strange waters. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

It was the late Brian Friel who coined the phrase “confusion is not an ignoble condition”. Not many senior prelates in the Catholic Church might agre(...)

Martin McGuinness with masked IRA men at the funeral of Brendan Burns in 1988. File photograph: Pacemaker 1:34

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, has refused to say how many people he may have killed while a senior figure in the republica(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin – along with  Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin –  will represent the Irish Church at the Synod of Bishops in Rome which begins next weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Catholic bishops have called on all relevant authorities to ensure no more homeless people die on our streets and described the current housing cr(...)

Pope Francis looks at the Statue of Liberty during his US trip. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

The likelihood of a papal visit to Ireland and the World Meeting of Families due to be held in Dublin in 2018 will be discussed at the Synod of Bishop(...)

“Our politicians have a critical opportunity to restore hope to those who are struggling,” said Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin in a joint statement with other Christian leaders. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Political instability is erasing hope from people’s lives, the leaders of Ireland’s four main Christian churches warned on Monday as all-party talks c(...)