Fr Tony Flannery: “To find an Irish bishop extending the notion of ‘silencing’ to a talk in a community hall is very disappointing.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A move by Bishop of Cloyne William Crean to prevent outspoken priest Fr Tony Flannery from giving a talk in his diocese was “surprising and depressing(...)

  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:   “The children who were abused and their families and dear ones must be uppermost in our minds”.

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said children who were abused by priests must be remembered during any criticisms of the Murphy report.He sai(...)