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Concerns had been expressed recently after a series of stabbings in a single week last month

The number of serious stabbing attacks in the State has fallen significantly despite concerns about knife crime being on the increase, according to th(...)

Fr Dominic Valanmahal. Photograph via Facebook

An invitation sent to controversial priest Fr Dominic Valanmahal to lead a retreat in Ireland should be withdrawn, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Marti(...)

Peter Gunning, former school principal, says responsibility for children’s sacraments during their formative years should be exclusive to the parents and the local church with no school involvement.

When it comes to discussing the patronage of its primary schools, the Catholic Church often acts like the bully in the yard who owns the football, pic(...)

Azzam Raguragui’s father, Abderrahmane, addresses a large crowd who gathered in Clonskeagh mosque on Sunday evening for his son’s memorial service. Photograph:   Dave Meehan

Friends and family of Azzam Raguragui (18), who died after being stabbed in Dundrum, Dublin, earlier this month, have described his kindness, loyalty,(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the lives of young perpetrators and their families are also ruined by knife crime. File photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

The recent spate of knife crime and stabbings among young people “is truly a disastrous blind alley,” the Archbishop of Dublin has said. In his homil(...)

A survey  reveals a strong demand for parents and local parishes to play a much greater role in preparing children for sacraments. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is unique in its dependence on schools in preparing for the sacraments. And, as any primary school teacher will tell you, preparation for Comm(...)

There is a strong demand for parents and local parishes to play a much greater role in preparing children for sacraments, according to the findings of a survey by the Archdiocese of Dublin. Photograph: Getty

Catholic schools want key preparations for sacraments such as Confirmation and Communion to take place outside the classroom, according to the finding(...)

The Christine Buckley Centre survivors choir perform in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin to mark 20 years since the State issued an apology over abuse survivors’ suffering. Photograph: Jack Power

Survivors of abuse in residential institutions have gathered for a celebration of music to mark 20 years since the State issued an apology over their (...)

A police officer inspects the site of a gun battle between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe hous(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Archbishop’s House in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times.

The most influential Catholic prelate in Ireland Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is 15 years Archbishop of Dublin this month. He is 20 years a bishop and w(...)

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