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One in Four chief executive Maeve Lewis said the agency’s clients were ‘devastated’ to see their  court dates cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

One in Four, the agency which assists people who experienced childhood sexual abuse, supported 172 clients last year through individual and group onli(...)

Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam: ‘[We] are living in a very different era. What the future will be like; who knows?’ Photograph: Joe O’Saughnessy

The number of active priests in Tuam’s Catholic archdiocese has more than halved over the past 25 years, while it has just two men training for the pr(...)

Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin: ‘If the Catholic school is to fulfil its mission properly, it cannot retreat into what it considers a safe space.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

People are mistaken who “think that most parents are less interested in a school with a Catholic ethos than previous generations,” Archbishop Dermot F(...)

Pope John Paul I: The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints has formally recognised a miracle attributed to his intercession in response to prayers. Photograph: Getty Images

The way has been cleared for the beatification of Pope John Paul I, who died in September 1978 after 33 days in office. He is likely to be beatified i(...)

Those who successfully complete the propaedeutic course will continue training for the priesthood at the national seminary in St Patrick’s College Maynooth where there are currently 64 men studying for service as priests in Irish dioceses. Photograph: iStock

Nine men have this autumn begun formal exploration as to whether they have a vocation to the Catholic priesthood, and for service in Irish dioceses. (...)

Archbishop John McDowell described the service at Armagh’s Church of Ireland St Patrick’s Cathedral  as ‘an honest attempt to respect differences’

Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop John McDowell has described the controversial service at Armagh’s Church of Ireland St Patrick’s Cathedral on Oct(...)

About 70 people in the Diocese of Dromore have made complaints about clerical child sex abuse, with about 40 alleging they were abused by the late Fr Malachy Finnegan, a former president of St Colman’s College in Newry.

The unprecedented step by the Catholic diocese of Dromore to set up its own redress scheme for victims of clerical abuse in the diocese has set a new (...)

A Catholic bishop has called on the Government to accelerate the ending of direct provision and for improvements in the time it takes to process asylum applications. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Catholic bishop has called on the Government to accelerate the ending of direct provision and for improvements in the time it takes to process asylu(...)

Louis O’Donoghue and Mary Rose Murphy take advantage of the new Pelletstown railway station in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Louis O’Donoghue and Mary Rose Murphy could hardly be happier that Ireland’s newest railway station has opened at Pelletstown, Co Dublin. Located on(...)

President Michael D  Higgins said last week that in March he had made known his concerns about the title of the event. Photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government will make a “collective decision” on how to respond to an invitation to attend a controversial religi(...)

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