Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin. Photograph: David Sleator

The State should go out of its way to support the family, in particular the faithful and exclusive union between a married man and a woman and their (...)

File image of Easter Rising commemoration in Dublin in 2006. Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin said: “We should redouble our efforts to find safe spaces where we can genuinely hear one another’s stories and pain, and bolster friendship, mutual understanding, justice and peace.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Centenary commemorations this year must not lead to false glorification of a tragic past, the Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. Com(...)

Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he leads the midnight Christmas Mass in Saint Peters Basilica at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Pope Francis addressed the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in his homily on Christmas Eve, urging those “intoxicated” by possessions and superfici(...)

Anthony Farquhar has retired as Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor diocese. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bishop Anthony Farquhar, retiring Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor diocese, has been praised for his role in furthering co-operation between Christ(...)

An image Archbishop of Armagh and President of the Bishop’s Conference Eamon Martin. The Catholic bishops have warned any attempt to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, on the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn, is a “direct attack” on the right to life.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

The Catholic bishops have warned any attempt to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, on the equal right to life of the mother and the unbo(...)

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

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(...)