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 (...)

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(...)