Archbishop Dermot Farrell said that the Church in Dublin “needed to evolve... We do know that a radical renewal is required.” File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Archbishop Dermot Farrell has approved a proposal to run a Summer Dues collection to support priests of the Dublin Archdiocese after revenue generated(...)

Christian Brothers school on Clonkeen Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

A plan to limit the development of land for housing in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is being opposed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin on the basis tha(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and director of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service Andrew Fagan. Photograph:  Conor McCabe.

The Archdiocese of Dublin has cut the number of staff in its child protection office in half, amid major redundancies in response to Covid-19 financia(...)

Majella Connolly, who was born in St Patrick’s mother and baby home on the Navan Road, places a child’s shoe on a tree at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Tom Honan

A tense negotiation is in prospect as the Government seeks a significant financial contribution from Catholic and Church of Ireland leaders for a new (...)

John Canon O’Hanlon (1821-1905): noted historian and writer of 19th-century Ireland was immortalised by James Joyce in Ulysses

Immortalised by Joyce in the Nausicaa episode of Ulysses imparting benediction at the Star of the Sea Church in Sandymount on Bloomsday, June 16th, 19(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell: ‘Illegal adoptions, whenever they take place, are just that: illegal, and any individual involved in the unofficial alteration of a birth certificate has committed a serious crime.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin would assist any Government inquiry into adoption practices in this State, Archbishop Dermot Farrell has said. “If(...)

The new archbishop of Dublin, Dermot Farrell, does not believe in the model of the lone ranger. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The challenges facing the new archbishop of Dublin, Dermot Farrell, scarcely need rehearsing: dwindling numbers of both laity and clergy; a couple of (...)

Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell: to be the new Archbishop of Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The announcement that Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell (66) is to be the new Archbishop of Dublin will come as no great surprise to many priests in the(...)

A group of parents protest over an end to sibling-first policies outside Our Lady’s Grove National School in Goatstown. Parents say it risks splitting up families and forcing children in the same family to attend different schools. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Dozens of parents have expressed anger and frustration after their children were this week not offered places to join their older siblings in school. (...)

A group of parents protest over an end to sibling-first policies outside Our Lady’s Grove National School in Goatstown. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Jamie Tratalos and his partner, Lara Byrne, breathed a huge sigh of relief last year when their daughter secured a place in junior infants at their lo(...)

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