Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin with Karol Hawriluk and Sean Moore who are  Junior Infants pupils  at Our Lady of the Wayside National School in Bluebell, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The practice of parents and priests baptising children just so they can get access to schools is wrong, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin (...)

The Palestrina Choir will be performing in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, at 9.30pm on Christmas Eve, followed by Mass at 10pm. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

People who may be planning to attend the popular Nine Lessons and Carols service at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, this afternoon are advised not to(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin celebrates Mass in November at the Pro-Cathedral, a building which he says deserves note for having played an important role in the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The role of Dublin’s Catholic priests in assisting the dead and injured during the 1916 Rising is being ignored in centenary commemoration plans, Arc(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at  the Door of Mercy at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has strongly defended the 2009 Murphy report on the handling of clerical child sexual abuse in the(...)

 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “From what I know nobody mentioned in the Murphy report was at a meeting with the commission without a legal person being present.”  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Bishops and senior clergy criticised over the handling of abuse allegations need to take personal responsibility for their roles, Archbishop Diarmuid (...)

Again and again, research has shown that denominational schools are far more likely to contain minorities such as travellers or immigrant children, and to welcome them. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

An American company designs survival capsules, that is, reinforced pods to protect people from natural disasters like tsunamis. They are built to high(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “I have no interest in being patron to any school which does not have an avowed Catholic ethos” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has warned that sought-after Catholic schools are in danger of becoming elitist by excluding students with special needs or(...)

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(...)

The Most Rev Dr Buchanan, then archbishop of Dublin, at the opening of St Andrew’s School in Lucan, a school under the patronage of the Church of Ireland, in 1972. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Primary education is a sector where history has quite a lot to teach us. Repeatedly in the past, apparently idealistic intentions have been frustra(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin signing the Book of Codolence at the Pro- Cathedral following mass on Saturday  where he spoke of the attacks in Paris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The events in Paris are a “horrific example of what fundamentalism can do and what happens when religion is distorted for ideological reasons”, Archbi(...)