William Crean

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 Nyibol Lual (13) works on the land in in Panthau, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan. Parts of South Sudan are already in famine and there are fears regions of Somalia will fall into famine over the coming weeks. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty

The scale of the humanitarian crisis unfolding in east Africa is unprecedented and demands an urgent response from governments and the public alike. (...)

The impressive interior of St Colman’s Cathedral.

Its soaring sound provided the backdrop to countless prayers of hope for generations of Irish emigrants leaving Cobh for America over the last 100 yea(...)

Dan Duane (78) had already lost two appeals against a decision by the Canonical Court in Ireland to dismiss him from the priesthood after it found he had abused five girls in the 1970s and ’80s.  File photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

A former priest in the Diocese of Cloyne in Co Cork has lost a personal appeal to Pope Francis against his dismissal from the priesthood after the pon(...)

A woman has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing items including crosses, chains and a ring from Bishop of Cloyne William Crean and handling stolen property. File Images: iStock.

A woman has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing from Bishop of Cloyne William Crean and handling stolen property. Leanna Hughes (22),(...)

Pope Francis: His visit  to Sweden is intended to shift the emphasis from any perception of possible conflict between the Catholic and Protestant churches to one of communion. Photograph: Tony Gentile/AP Photo

Irish people are being encouraged by the Catholic bishops to join with them and Pope Francis by holding prayer gatherings for peace, particularly in S(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he would no longer send seminarians to Maynooth because of ‘strange goings-on’ at the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fourteen of the 26 Catholic diocesan bishops in Ireland have so far indicated they will continue to send seminarians to Maynooth, with some saying the(...)

Five units from Cork’s fire services attended at the scene of the blaze at the Patrician Academy in Mallow.. Photograph: MallowRFC/Twitter

A secondary school for boys, which opened more than 130 years ago, has been left badly damaged after a blaze erupted onsite in Co Cork. Emergency se(...)

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(...)

Bishop of Cloyne William Crean: Speaking at the ordination of nine seminarians as deacons in Maynooth. Photograph: PA

A Catholic bishop has accused politicians and media in Ireland of seeking the destruction of the church and its elimination from public debate. “Ire(...)

Social Democrats Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall during the 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A member of the Social Democrats has expressed disappointment at the refusal of the Bishop of Cloyne to reverse a decision to drop him as a reader at (...)

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