Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Confidential evidence from alleged sex abuse victims of a notorious priest are among sensitive files seized by detectives in Northern Ireland investig(...)

Ian Elliott, safeguarding consultant and first chief executive of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.

The man who created child protection structures for the Catholic Church in Ireland would not do so again because of the resistance he encountered from(...)

The PSNI said the allegation was reported to it last month.

The Catholic Diocese of Dromore has said it is cooperating fully with a PSNI investigation into an historical safeguarding allegation against a priest(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: says he will review the legal protection offered to complainants in sexual assault cases in the Republic. Photograph: Eric Luke

Women’s rights groups in Northern Ireland have issued five key demands aimed at giving victims of sexual violence better protection in the criminal ju(...)

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 (...)

Bishop Philip Boyce, who has been appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Dromore until the new bishop is appointed. File image: David Sleator

The Catholic diocese of Dromore has distanced itself from comments by a retired priest there who said he was “disgusted” at the appointment of Bishop (...)

The resignation of Dr John McAreavey (above) has been accepted by the pope. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has set up a team within its public protection branch to investigate the circumstances of abuse committed by (...)

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy said paedophile priest Malachy Finnegan physically abused him as a schoolboy and attempted to groom him. Photograph: PA

A senior Sinn Féin politician has revealed a notorious paedophile priest physically abused him when he was a schoolboy and tried to sexually groom him(...)

Father Malachy Finnegan

Victims abused at the hands of Fr Malachy Finnegan should “not suffer in silence”, Denis Nulty, Catholic bishop of Kildare and Leighlin has said. Sho(...)

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