Drag queen Panti Bliss (AKA Rory O’Neill) has been nominated to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge by two Dublin-based Redemptorist priests. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Two Catholic priests have undertaken the Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, papal nuncio Archbishop(...)

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said allowing the case to proceed would involve “patent unfairness”, as the Redemptorist Order had been substantially prejudiced as a result of delay in bringing the case.

A man’s action seeking damages against the Redemptorist Order over sexual abuse allegedly suffered more than 40 years ago as an altar boy has been hal(...)

Fr Tony Flannery: “In my talks, I hope to give some historical perspective to the main problems we are facing in the church today.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Fr Tony Flannery is in a much better place these days. He’s back in the family home. Back in the east Galway townland where it all began 67 yea(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams (centre) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) attend the funeral of Father Alec Reid in  the Clonard Monastery in west Belfast today. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Hundreds of mourners from across Belfast have joined politicians and clergy of all denominations for the funeral of Fr Alec Reid, the quiet priest who(...)

The reamins of Fr Alec Reid during his funeral Mass at the Marianella Chapel Orwel Road, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tipperary man Fr Alec Reid arrived back in his adopted home of west Belfast a few minutes before 4pm yesterday, the bells of Clonard Monastery tolling(...)

Fr Alec Reid: politicians credit him with utter trustworthiness and a persistence that kept the fragile peace process going.  Photograph: EPA

Alexander (Alec) Reid was born in 1931 in Dublin and raised in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, from where his mother hailed. He was professed a Redemptorist in (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said in Dundalk that Pope Francis was “a very different personality to any of his predecessors. I think he recognises the challenge that faces the church and he is trying to address that in a very different way.” Photograph: AP

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among those who yesterday welcomed the call by Pope Francis for a new balance within the Catholic Church and greater involvem(...)

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(...)

Fr Tony Flannery:  “If they could sideline the current leadership, they would frighten off any others who might take our place, and in this way crush the whole movement.”

Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery said he believes the Vatican’s silencing of him last year was really about dismantling the Association of Catholi(...)