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Diarmuid Martin (74), who has a year to go before submitting his letter of resignation to Rome. “One thing I would not want is that there would be a vacuum or that there would be a prolonged period of speculation.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, turned 74 on April 8th. He has a year to go before submitting his letter of resignation to Rome, a(...)

 President Michael D Higgins at the beginning of the presidential inauguration ceremony at Dublin Castle on Sunday. Photograph: Maxwells

A happy event. A bit like fitting the nation with replacement windows to keep out the draught for another seven years. On this occasion, all done und(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin announce publication of Pope Francis’s itinerary for the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Ireland. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

So where can I see Pope Francis? Forget about Croke Park for a start. He’ll be there on the evening of Saturday August 25th but all tickets are gone.(...)

Archbishop Martin remembered meeting Pope Francis “the day that the story of the Tuam babies came out. He said to me ‘how are things in Ireland?’ ”

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has not ruled out a visit by Pope Francis to Northern Ireland during his trip for the World Meeting (...)

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he would be upset if the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution was repealed.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he would be upset if the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution was repealed. “The Eighth A(...)

The Sam Maguire at the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin where All Ireland winners Colm Basquel and Michael Fitzsimons joined Br Kevin Crowley and guests to celebrate Dublin’s three in a row. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Br Kevin Crowley has long been admired for his charity but it was the Cork man’s extraordinary faith that shone through on Thursday as the Sam Maguire(...)

People queue outside the Capuchin Centre in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Danny, an elderly man from Fairview in Dublin, will share his food parcel on Christmas Day with a neighbour who also lives alone. “He has a bad hip (...)

 President Michael D Higgins with Br  Kevin Crowley during a visit to the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin’s Smithfield. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Irish people must ask themselves tough questions as to how the homelessness issue can be solved, President Michael D Higgins has said. “As the y(...)

Census 2016: The recent social media campaign which urged people to tick ‘No religion’, failed to understand that views on religion are not black and white.  Picture Nick Bradshaw

‘It’s complicated’ is a Facebook relationship status, denoting anything from a relationship on the rocks to one that doesn’t fit standard parameters, (...)

 The Capuchin Day Centre which was founded by Br Kevin Crowley in 1969 has journeyed with people in need for almost 50 years.   Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

At the recent launch of a book exploring the faith profiles of the 1916 leaders, Fr Bryan Shortall, guardian of the Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Du(...)

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