Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway (pictured) and Kilmacduagh, and Seamus Freeman SAC, Bishop of Ossory, are to retire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two Catholic bishops have today announced their retirements and a new Bishop of Killaloe has been appointed. Pope Francis has accepted the retirement(...)

The Bishop of Ossory Séamus Freeman welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan that her Department had agreed to build the new schools.

Ireland’s oldest Catholic secondary school, St Kieran’s College Kilkenny, has provided a site to a non-denominational patron for two new schools in th(...)

Archbishop Dermot Clifford: reiterated his “sincere apologies” to those who have been harmed by priests of the diocese

Cashel and EmlyThe audit found that all allegations were now promptly referred to the civil authorities, usually within three days of receipt by the d(...)