Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin said the new statutory instrument was introduced and published in a ‘clandestine’ manner. Photograph: iStock

The Catholic Church is taking legal advice following the publication of a new Covid-19 statutory instrument that Archbishop Eamon Martin has called “d(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell intends to continue emphasising to Government the importance of the earliest possible return to public worship. File photograph: The Irish Times

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell has welcomed the forthcoming increase in allowable number of funeral attendees but said he did not unders(...)

 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  represented the Holy See at major international UN conferences, as well as at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on debt reduction.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Born in Dublin on April 8th, 1945, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin attended school with the Oblates in Inchicore, the De La Salle Brothers in Ballyfermot, (...)

Retiring in the north inner city parish of Aughrim Street, Diarmuid Martin plans to rest and read for now: ‘I could write my memoirs but they’d probably be banned,’ he says, with a smile. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pope Francis once quietly approached the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, in the Vatican guesthouse, the Santa Marta, at the end of an early mor(...)

The new Catholic Archbishop of Dublin is to be current Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell (66)

The new Catholic Archbishop of Dublin is to be current Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell (66). A former president of St Patrick’s College Maynooth, he (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘vital that everyone takes his or her responsibilities seriously’. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

Restrictions on public worship can be justified “in situations of a sharp rise in the numbers contracting the [Covid-19<DD>)]virus” Catholic Arc(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The tragic plight of people who had partners die during the pandemic has been addressed on this All Souls Day by Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin.(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin: “We have some people whose frustration with their own gay identity is leading them to be homophobic . . . The pope is clearing the air for a further discussion.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pope Francis’s remarks that gay people were entitled to a family and the legal protection of civil unions sent “a very strong message to the community(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘Some of those who took part in these anti-mask demonstrations were the same groups that attempted to overturn my car when I attended an Islamic gathering in Croke Park.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has warned against anti mask protesters and those “who do not understand, or do not want to understand, (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  said churches would remain closed ‘except for private prayer, weddings and funerals’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin’s religious are closing their doors this weekend, reluctantly but accepting “it has to be done”. In messages to their clergy on Friday the Cat(...)

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