Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin was the principal celebrant at Mass for World Day of Peace in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook Dublin on Monday. Photograph: John McElroy

President Michael D Higgins was praised as “our best diplomat” and for “the extraordinary work he does,” at the World Day of Peace Mass in Dublin on M(...)

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he would be upset if the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution was repealed.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he would be upset if the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution was repealed. “The Eighth A(...)

People are asked to donate to Crosscare foodbanks at Brackenstown, Darndale, Glasnevin, Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Jobstown, and Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: courtesy Crosscare

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has appealed for people in the archdiocese to donate shampoo, hygiene products, soups, tinned meats, sea(...)

Six men have begun training for the Catholic priesthood at St Patrick’s College Maynooth this autumn, the lowest number since its foundation in 1795. Photograph: iStock

Just six men have begun training for the Catholic priesthood at St Patrick’s College Maynooth this autumn, believed to be the lowest number since its (...)

Dr Eamonn Martin: ‘People preferred to cling on to a history of difference and separation, rather than recognise and embrace our shared story of common suffering.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Archbishop of Armagh Dr Eamon Martin has criticised the writing out of history of Irish Catholics who died in the first World War. Archbishop Mar(...)

 Peter Murphy, son of late Bishop of Galway Eamonn Casey was 17 when his story was made public. Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe

A self-help website set up in Ireland to assist children of Catholic priests has been contacted by women of all ages from around the world, ranging fr(...)

Vincent Doyle pauses at a scenic spot  above the River Shannon where his father, Fr John J Doyle, often took him. Vincent did not know the priest was his father, but knew him as his godfather. Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe

It was the early 1980s when they first met at a wedding in Co Cavan. Fr John J Doyle (44) was a Co Longford Spiritan (Holy Ghost) priest, home from t(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:  ignored by the usual “what we have we hold brigade” in the church who see him chiefly as the enemy within. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Were he prone to such things Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin might have indulged in a satisfying “I told you so” when dealing with the i(...)

Marking the anniversary of 1916 outside the GPO: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has  said: “Michael D Higgins... has noted that the dominance of a sectarian ethos had negative effects on the realisation of the ideas of the Proclamation. That cannot be denied.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins was correct to say that bringing about the Ireland set out in the 1916 Proclamation was frustrated by Catholic sectarianis(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: he is chairman of the maternity hospital’s board but he has not attended since becoming archbishop, he says. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said the board of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) must not remain “an anachronism of hist(...)

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