Martin Diarmuid

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We must act together in the service of a suffering world rather than in the service of unity itself. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

First a confession. Regardless of what the subject under discussion might be I sometimes come away from meetings with people from other Christian trad(...)

Prof John Monaghan: he first became involved with the SVP in 1985 in Leixlip, Co Dublin, and from then to 2010 remained an active member locally. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) stalwart and vice-president Prof John Monaghan (73) has died at Our Lady’s Hospice in Dublin’s Harold’s Cross (...)

The St Paul’s section at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, where the crematorium chapel was to have been built. Photograph: Alan Betson

A plan to build a chapel over an old burial plot containing the graves of more than 3,000 babies and 855 adults at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin has be(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin was the principal celebrant at Mass for World Day of Peace in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook Dublin on Monday. Photograph: John McElroy

President Michael D Higgins was praised as “our best diplomat” and for “the extraordinary work he does,” at the World Day of Peace Mass in Dublin on M(...)

Pope Francis: urges faithful to see global migration as “an opportunity to build peace”.   Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Pope Francis has issued a stark warning against those who stoke fears over migrants, refugees or asylum seekers. “Many destination countries have seen(...)

Eimear Larkin from Celbridge helping to serve Maria Byrne, James Byrne and Kathleen Byrne all from Dublin 7 at the Knights of St Columbanus Christmas dinner at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Around 300 volunteers helped serve Christmas dinners and deliver food to those in need for the 93rd Annual Knights of St Columbanus Christmas Day dinn(...)

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Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he would be upset if the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution was repealed.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Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he would be upset if the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution was repealed.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

People are asked to donate to Crosscare foodbanks at Brackenstown, Darndale, Glasnevin, Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Jobstown, and Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: courtesy Crosscare

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has appealed for people in the archdiocese to donate shampoo, hygiene products, soups, tinned meats, sea(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘Our city and our country have many urgent needs. I appeal this morning to political leaders to place these needs first.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Archbishop of Dublin has called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to avoid a general election and to put the needs of the country first. In a homily t(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “People have underestimated the effect of the [child sexual] scandals on young people.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The low standing of women in the Catholic Church is the most significant reason for the feeling of alienation towards it in Ireland today, Archbishop(...)

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