Wicklow Det Garda Catherine McGowan (48), based at Bray Garda station, has pleaded not guilty to one count of forgery on January 15th, 2009 at the station and two counts of using a false instrument at the station and at Harcourt Street Garda station between June 21st and 22nd, 2011.

An alleged victim of clerical sexual abuse has told a trial of a detective charged with forgery of her anger when she found out a file on her case had(...)

‘The audits show that there has been a vast improvement in the manner of dealing with cases and of reporting to the Gardaí and the Children’s Agency Tusla. But the improvement was often from a low starting base.’ Above,  Gordon Jeyes, Chief Executive, Tusla, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Norah Gibbons, Chairperson Tusla, at the official launch of the Child and Family Agency Tusla, in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The fifth anniversary of the publication of the Murphy Report on the management, by both Church and State organisations, of allegations of the sexual (...)

‘We need strong vision, less spinning,’ Archbiship Diarmuid Martin  said at the launch of the Crosscare report. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The level of homelessness in Dublin has been described as “shameful” by Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. “We need strong vision, less spinning,” h(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, speaking during a conference in February. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese has received a glowing report following a review of its child safeguarding practices by the Church’s child protection wa(...)

Conducted by the church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children, the reviews published today will include those for the four remaining dioceses to be audited: the archdiocese of Dublin and the Cloyne, Meath and Killaloe dioceses. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The fifth tranche of reviews by the Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog will be published today. Their publication will complete the first rou(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin will be 10 years in that role on Saturday next. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin will be 10 years in that role on Saturday next, April 26th. He reflects on the past decade in an inter(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at home in Drumcondra: “My living quarters are smaller than [the pope’s].” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Not enough was done to help priests after the Murphy report into the handling of allegations of clerical child sex abuse was published in 2009,(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: veiled criticism of the Vatican. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A delegation sent by Rome following the publication of the Murphy and Ryan reports effectively held up reform of the church in Ireland and “set exp(...)

Those who insist that history is about movements not individuals might reflect on the achievements of Christine Buckley. Her story is hi(...)

Bishop  Seamus Hegarty of Derry leaving  an extraordinary general meeting to discuss the Murphy report in Maynooth in 2010. Photograph: PA

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) published a review of the Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin (the Mur(...)