Tim Hazelwood

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Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin welcomed new guidance issued by the Government’s Cabinet committee regarding safe activity in places of worship. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Church donations have plummeted in Dublin during the Covid-19 outbreak, falling by as much as 80 per cent. The Dublin Archdiocese said the n(...)

The Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion, in Dublin: the reopening of churches is currently set by the Government for July 20th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has warned against any attempt to reopen churches before public health authorities deem it safe. The organi(...)

Jamie Baker  and Keighley Kierans, who married in a humanist ceremony on Friday  in a hotel in Co Meath. Photograph: James Forde

Keighley Kierans (31) from Drogheda, Co Louth, married her partner Jamie Baker (41) from London in a humanist ceremony yesterday in a hotel in Co Meat(...)

With the retirement of three priests there this year, eight of the 53 parishes in Kerry are now without a resident priest. Photograph: iStock

Decisions by bishops to do with a shortage of priests should involve the lay people directly affected, a senior member of the Association of Catholic (...)

The information card issued to members of the Association of Catholic Priests on how to deal with abuse allegations.

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has issued a portable information card to assist priest’s faced with abuse allegations. It was claimed at i(...)

Maynooth University. Vocations to the priesthood have undergone what the Association of Catholic Priests describes as a catastrophic decline in recent years. Photograph: Eric Luke

The lot of the Irish Catholic priest today is probably at its most difficult since Catholic Emancipation in 1829. Over recent months a series of regi(...)

Fr Tim Hazelwood who was falsely accused of abuse: “As a priest everything revolves around your good name. The shame is a huge thing. Shame, helplessness and powerlessness”

In his victim impact statement to the courts in Dublin a priest, falsely accused of raping a child, said he would have preferred to have been shot th(...)

“The implications for all ordained ministers are frightening.” File photograph: Getty Images

A parish priest falsely accused of child abuse has asked why Catholic Church authorities give any credence to anonymous allegations such as were prese(...)

Fr Tim Hazelwood (57) from Castletownroche in Co Cork spent six years fighting to clear his name following a false accusation. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A Catholic priest has called on the Church to put proper structures in place to protect priests who have been the subject of false allegations of chil(...)

Fr Tim Hazelwood settled a High Court action and got an apology from the man who made the allegation in 2010.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A parish priest anonymously and falsely accused of child sexual abuse has said he was cut loose and hung out to dry by Catholic Church authorities. (...)

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