Some parishes have introduced programmes aimed at boosting parental involvement around the sacraments.

Schools are entitled to set aside up to 30 minutes of the school day for religious instruction, twice the amount of time devoted to subjects such as p(...)

There is a strong demand for parents and local parishes to play a much greater role in preparing children for sacraments, according to the findings of a survey by the Archdiocese of Dublin. Photograph: Getty

Catholic schools want key preparations for sacraments such as Confirmation and Communion to take place outside the classroom, according to the finding(...)

Fr Fintan Gavin says mass at St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin in 2005. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Pope Francis has appointed Dublin priest as the new Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Cork and Ross. Fr Fintan Gavin (53), Chancellor of the Dublin (...)

A vote was due to take place next week by parents to measure their interest in divesting from a Catholic school to another patron body in the area. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Archdiocese of Dublin is to postpone voting over plans to divest a Catholic school of its patronage in the north of the city following “confusion (...)

The 3.4 hectares, at Taylor’s Lane in Ballyboden, is being sold on behalf of the Order of St Augustine.

A prime residential site in Dublin 16 is guiding more than €18 million through agent GVA Donal O Buachalla. The 3.4 hectares (8.6 acres), at Taylor’(...)

Peter McKenna: “That’s the outline of the scheme but until we get a green light from the Vatican, the Archbishop and Ard Comhairle it is still a dream.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna has said “progress has been positive” on the proposed acquisition of 38 acres at Clonliffe College, adjacent(...)

Canon Damian O’Reilly looks through some of the unwanted Christmas gifts left at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, in 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin is appealing to the public for their unwanted Christmas presents. Staff at the Pro-Cathedral in the north inner ci(...)

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The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has claimed that the nuns “haven’t gone away” from the new maternity hospital. Speaking at a ra(...)

The seminary, which dates from the mid-1800s,  sits opposite Croke Park Stadium and its lands are already used for parking on match days.

One of the largest plots of Catholic church-owned land on the northside of Dublin city is to be sold to the GAA by the Archdiocese of Dublin for the d(...)

Penitential Act of the Holy Father Yesterday I met with eight persons who are survivors of the abuse of power, the abuse of conscience and sexual abu(...)

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