Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin: “The demand for Catholic schools is strong. The demand for other forms of patronage is growing. The process of diversification is still too slow.” File photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

Providing choice in Irish schools is taking too long, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. “The demand for Catholic schools i(...)

File photograph of Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin  in Dublin’s  Pro-Cathedral. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese will mark Culture Night 2016 on Friday evening with events at the Pro-Cathedral on Marlborough Street. The night will b(...)

Heavy and persistent rain is set to fall all through Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Will the sun be shining this weekend for the last music festival of the summer and the final battle to see who will become the All-Ireland senior hurl(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. Among survivors of clerical child sex abuse, no other Catholic Church leader comes close in their esteem. File photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

A friend resorted to the Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel this week in response to all the talk of “strange goings-on” at the national seminary in Mayn(...)

Tony Walsh (pictured) was described in the Murphy report as ‘the most notorious child sexual abuser’ to have come to its attention. ‘It is likely that he has abused hundreds of children,’ it said. On Tuesday, he was jailed for seven and half years for raping a boy three times, once with a crucifix. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Tony Walsh was described in the Murphy report as “the most notorious child sexual abuser” to have come to its attention. “It is likely that he has abu(...)

 Donations to Trócaire rose by seven per cent to €25 million last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Donations to Trócaire, the Catholic bishops’ overseas development agency, rose by seven per cent to €25 million in the year to April 2016. This incl(...)

Msgr Paul Tighe was ordained Bishop at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome

One of the most senior Irishmen in the Vatican Msgr Paul Tighe was ordained Bishop at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Saturday morning by Secretary of (...)

Liam Dowling of Fitzgibbon Court, Fitzgibbon Street, Dublin told gardaí that the dog had run off when he had taken it off its lead, but later admitted killing the pet. Photograph: Collins.

A Dublin man who violently killed his sick dog in a park full of children has been ordered to carry out community service. Liam Dowling’s case was adj(...)

 Liam Dowling (44) of Fitzgibbon Court, Fitzgibbon Street, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to killing a protected animal at Clonliffe College. Photograph: Court Collins

A Dublin man who claimed he couldn’t afford vet bills for his sick dog will avoid a jail term for violently killing the animal in a park full of child(...)

The culture of child protection is not evenly embedded across the Catholic Church and remains a cause for concern, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Marti(...)

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