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Currently there are 26 Catholic dioceses in Ireland for a population of approximately 4.5 million faithful on the island as a whole.  Photograph: iStock

One Catholic bishop is to be appointed to two west of Ireland dioceses following a Vatican decision that could mean further reductions of such bishops(...)

Thousands of people from Donegal and Mayo protested in Dublin in June in support of a 100% redress scheme for homes and other buildings affected by blocks defective due to the mineral mica. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Church leaders in the west of Ireland have called on the Government to offer “full and immediate redress” to the thousands of people whose homes have (...)

A spokeswoman for Elphin diocese saidt he sacrament of Confirmation takes place from mid-August to early October and all parishes are free to postpone previously scheduled dates. Photograph: iStock

A limited number of Confirmations will take place in Meath’s Catholic diocese this month, though the majority of ceremonies will be in September and O(...)

First Holy Communion celebrants at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More Catholic bishops have given the go-ahead for First Holy Communions and Confirmations to take place later this month. However, Bishop Denis Nulty(...)

A spokesman for the Catholic bishops, said last week there was no centralised policy or approach to Communions and Confirmations. File photograph: Getty

The decision by some Catholic bishops to defy public health advice by allowing First Holy Communions and Confirmations to take place in their dioceses(...)

Robert Pether with his wife Desree: Ms Pether, who lives in Elphin with their children, says the Government so far “has done nothing, nothing”.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has been asked to help secure the release of an Irish resident held without charge in Iraq since(...)

Strokestown residents Shane Lynskey and Annette Feeley: Their local branch of Bank of Ireland is to close in September.

News that two Bank of Ireland branches, less than 12km apart, are to close in Co Roscommon was met with anger and disappointment in the towns of Strok(...)

The college is located in Via dei Santi Quattro in the centre of Rome and is well known by many Irish couples who have married in the chapel.

A senior member of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome was pepper-sprayed after encountering intruders during a break-in recently, it has emerged, A(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘vital that everyone takes his or her responsibilities seriously’. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

Restrictions on public worship can be justified “in situations of a sharp rise in the numbers contracting the [Covid-19<DD>)]virus” Catholic Arc(...)

Maureen Meehan, Cootehall, Co Roscommon: “I miss my neighbours and having people in for a cup of tea.” Photograph: Brian Farrell

Maureen Meehan from Cootehall, Co Roscommon, has four daughters living close by, but when Level-5 restrictions kicked in she didn’t waste time agonisi(...)

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