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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said concerning clerical child sex-abuse scandals that young people’s “disgust at what happened is deep-rooted”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Catholicism today is “foreign” to young people and needs to wake up to the situation, according to Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. “Chan(...)

A total of 353,874 tickets were sold   for Pope Francis’ Mass in the Phoenix Park on the first day they went on sale. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AP

Bookings for World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next month “before it ever starts, has already exceeded all records,” Bishop of Kildare and Le(...)

On the day of the papal Mass in the Phoenix Park stewards will be supported by Garda-vetted personnel. Photograph: Google Street View

Up to 4,000 volunteers are being sought by organisers to act as stewards at the Mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sund(...)

Catholic Micheal Potter created quite a stir at Twelfth celebrations in Brookeborough

Dressed in a Union Jack hat and tie and carrying a shopping bag emblazoned with images of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Catholic Micheal Potter crea(...)

Souvenir stamps for the World Meeting of Families gathering

Strong interest from stamp collectors and others is expected in two stamps issued to mark the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in August for the World(...)

Fr Tony Coote, who has motor neuron disease. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At 9.30am on Tuesday, Fr Tony Coote (54) will set off from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, on a marathon fundraising journey that, all going well, will see h(...)

Pope Francis will  move around Dublin in his so-called ‘Pope Mobile’. Photograph: Getty Images

Up to 1,500 Garda members working 12 to 18-hour shifts will be required on duty in Dublin to cope with the policing operation for the Pope’s mass in P(...)

Pope Francis and Cardinal Kevin Farrell. Photograph: Diocese of Dallas

Priests have no credibility when it comes to training people for marriage, according to the most senior Irish cleric in the Vatican. Cardinal Kevin F(...)

Paula Barnes, Singapore: ‘The heat takes time to get used to.’

Clear blue skies, water restrictions and temperatures over 30°C are all a bit alien to us here in Ireland, but what can we learn from Irish people liv(...)

 Pope Francis  greeting Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Say Nope to the Pope campaign has denied trying to prevent people from attending the papal Mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park next month by block-booki(...)

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