Teresa Devlin of the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ten historic child abuse allegations against six priests since 2010 have been found in a second review of child protection in the Catholic diocese of (...)

NBSC chief executive Teresa Devlin  said “we believe that the upturn in reporting of abuse is linked to the media reporting of high profile abuse cases”. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

There has been a significant increase in clerical child sex abuse allegations reported to Catholic Church authorities in Ireland over the past year. (...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

Bishop Philip Boyce, who has been appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Dromore until the new bishop is appointed. File image: David Sleator

The Catholic diocese of Dromore has distanced itself from comments by a retired priest there who said he was “disgusted” at the appointment of Bishop (...)

Bishop John McAreavey (pictured): Actions of Malachy Finnegan were ‘abhorrent, inexcusable and indefensible’

Catholic Bishop of Dromore John McAreavey has apologised for saying the funeral Mass in 2002 for abuser priest Fr Malachy Finnegan, a former president(...)

The information card issued to members of the Association of Catholic Priests on how to deal with abuse allegations.

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has issued a portable information card to assist priest’s faced with abuse allegations. It was claimed at i(...)

 Teresa Devlin,   chief executive of the National Board for Safeguarding Children,  said only constant vigilance will keep children safe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog received reports of 72 new allegations of clerical child sex abuse as well as 10 of physical and emoti(...)

Brendan Smyth: a review established that four Norbertines had sexually abused so many children that it concluded the figure was simply ‘not known’.

The last public Mass by a Norbertine priest in Ireland was celebrated on Sunday September 25th, 2016. As of that date all public ministry by the Norbe(...)

Public announcements by the church that a priest is standing aside from ministry due to child abuse allegations should emphasise the presumption of innocence, updated Catholic Church child protection guidelines have said.  Photograph: iStock

Public announcements by the church that a priest is standing aside from ministry due to child abuse allegations should emphasise the presumption of in(...)

Being “appalled” is not good enough. Failure by seven out of nine religious congregations operating in the Dublin archdiocese to apply strict oversigh(...)

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