The National Board for Safeguarding Children  has now reviewed child protection practices in all 26 Catholic dioceses in Ireland, as well as those of eight religious congregations and two missionary societies. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The number of clerical child abuse allegations of a physical, emotional or sexual nature received by the Catholic Church child protection watchdog - t(...)

 Ian Elliott:  it was untrue of the board to say he had not responded to its correspondence. “We have been in communication through our respective lawyers.” Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

The Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog, its National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC), has said i(...)

 Ian Elliot: Says finding of the audit “do not reflect  findings from the fieldwork”. Photograph: David Sleator

Ian Elliott, who retired as chief executive of the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC(...)

Teresa Devlin will replace Ian Elliott (pictured), as chief executive of the NBSCCC. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The new chief executive of the Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog in Ireland is Teresa Devlin, it has been announced. Ms Devlin had been acti(...)

Bishop Noel Treanor (left) and Bishop Anthony Farquhar during a service for members of the Filipino community, following Typhoon Haiyan, at St Vincent de Paul parish in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

A self-appointed review of its own child safeguarding practices by the Catholic diocese of Down and Connor has been greeted with surprise by the Churc(...)