Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at  the Door of Mercy at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has strongly defended the 2009 Murphy report on the handling of clerical child sexual abuse in the(...)

 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “From what I know nobody mentioned in the Murphy report was at a meeting with the commission without a legal person being present.”  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Bishops and senior clergy criticised over the handling of abuse allegations need to take personal responsibility for their roles, Archbishop Diarmuid (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Criticised by leading priest Fr Tony Flannery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, “vilified” members of the clergy who were criticised by the Commission of Investigation into the handling o(...)

Bishop Dermot O’Mahony had been “a man of great integrity”, Bishop Eamonn Walsh told the congregation in Shankill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A bishop who was sharply criticised by an inquiry into the handling of clerical abuse allegations in the Dublin archdiocese had been “scapegoated”, a(...)

Auxillary Bishop of Dublin Eamonn Walsh: “Integrity is something with steely courage and love that we all associate with Dermot O’Mahony. And goodness cannot be destroyed.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Dermot O’Mahony had been scapegoated after the 2009 Murphy commission report into clerical child abuse in the Dublin archd(...)