President Higgins and his wife Sabina sign a book of condolence at the Pro Cathedral for victims of the New Zealand shootings. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

President Michael D Higgins attended a service for the victims of the recent New Zealand terror shooting, in Dublin city centre on Sunday morning. Th(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and President of the World Meeting of Families 2018,  raised concerns about difficulty around the low number of people who have come forward to speak out about abuse during a press conference at Dublin’s RDS. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The judicial system could make it easier for victims of child sex abuse by priests and other clergy to come forward, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Mar(...)

At the opening ceremony Archbishop Martin reflected briefly on the nature of families and how they had changed over the years, with different opportunities and challenges in the modern world. Photograph: Tom Honan

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greeted families in the “variety of their expressions” at the opening prayer service of the World Meeting of Families on Tu(...)

Donated gifts can be left at the crib in the Pro Cathedral. Photograph: Eric Luke

St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin has begun its annual appeal for any unwanted Christmas presents, which it will be distributed to homeless families t(...)

Pope Francis with Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a private audience at the Vatican.

Neither the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, nor a senior member of the Roman curia was able Thursday to state definitively whether Pope(...)

Pope Francis: there was surprise and delight when he announced that the next meeting would be in Dublin.  Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Pope Francis has promised that either he or his successor will attend the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August 2018 and, naturally, the organ(...)

Forward planning is a rare thing in this State. So, publication of a schools building and refurbishment programme to cater for a growing number of pri(...)

Thomas and Sylvia Connors were among the 10 people who died in the halting site fire at Carrickmines.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has requested that flags at Government Buildings be flown at half-mast for the funerals of 10 people who died during a fire (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin told the church’s newest appointees that being a priest “is not easy”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A former barman was among two priests ordained for the Archdiocese of Dublin in a ceremony at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Wednesday. Chris Derwin (32) (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said: “It’s very clear that if this referendum is an affirmation of the views of young people, then the church has a huge task in front of it to find the language to be able to talk to and to get its message across to young people, not just on this issue, but in general.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church needs “a reality check” in the wake of the same-sex marriage referendum and needs to ask if it has drifted away from young people,(...)

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