Archbishop Martin has welcomed the broad support for the enhanced role of the laity in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

An enhanced role for the laity in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese grows apace with the announcement that, for the first time ever, lay people will now b(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: I object to anything that would unjustly tarnish all good priests with the unpardonable actions. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin warned against the corrosive effects of cynicism and criticised a cartoon in this newspaper (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: He said it was “fairly unusual for a pope to open his heart on so many issues”

  The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he was “very encouraged” by the words of Pope Francis. “It sets a pastoral(...)