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Trócaire called on the Government ‘to uphold Ireland’s reputation as a leader in international development’.  Photograph: Kim Haughton

Trócaire, the Catholic bishops’ social justice agency, has called on the Government to “honour its commitments to increase investment in overseas aid”(...)

Bishop Michael Router said national media coverage highlighted the serious intimidating behaviour connected to  ongoing drugs related criminal activity in the Border area.

A Catholic bishop is seeking an urgent meeting with Minister of State Frank Feighan over ongoing funding at a centre in Dundalk which helps families t(...)

There are now 29 parishes with a single priest in Cloyne. Photograph: iStock

Catholics in the Cork diocese of Cloyne have been advised that there may be no Masses in parishes where a priest is sick or on holiday. The dioceses’s(...)

Former president Mary McAleese: ‘Many of us are in growing despair of our Church’s inability to turn a critical spotlight on itself while shining a critical spotlight on the world at large.’ Photograph: iStock

The Catholic Church is at a critical crossroads in its history “and if it fails to choose the right path it risks an enduring permafrost”, former pres(...)

The Very Rev William Morton, dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin: ‘Singing is very much part of the tradition.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a truism rarely acknowledged that whereas Catholics don’t sing, Protestants can hardly be stopped when it comes to worship. At least, that was (...)

At the launch of Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries: A Campaign for Justice, Authors of Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries: A Campaign for Justice (from left) Maeve O’Rourke, Claire McGettrick, James M. Smith and Katherine O’Donnell. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Irish State “continues to evade its responsibilities not just to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries but also in providing a truthful account of (...)

 Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral Dr William Morton marks the completion of the building works at the cathedral. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Eight hundred years after it was built, Dublin’s St Patrick’s Cathedral has been renovated with 14,000 new slates and new fire prevention systems. At(...)

The Bons Secours Sisters were ‘dedicated to the service of the sick, the poor and the needy,’ said Archbishop Farrell who made no explicit reference to the order’s involvement in the Mother and Baby Home at Tuam. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The 70th anniversary of the Bons Secours Hospital at Glasnevin in Dublin and the 160th anniversary of the sisters arrival in Ireland have been warmly (...)

The former Artane Industrial School, now St David’s, which was run by the Christian Brothers. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Religious congregations which ran orphanages, reformatories, and industrial schools for children have yet to fulfil the terms of two agreements reache(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin will ‘consider its content carefully’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Catholic Primate, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has responded to a letter from Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien asking the church to identify prope(...)

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