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 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  represented the Holy See at major international UN conferences, as well as at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on debt reduction.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Born in Dublin on April 8th, 1945, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin attended school with the Oblates in Inchicore, the De La Salle Brothers in Ballyfermot, (...)

Popw Francis. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty

A couple of weeks into the original lockdown, an unusual amount of time on our hands led to a lot of reflection about how we were living our lives and(...)

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has recommended that recreational craft operators be reminded of their requirement to wear a personal flotation device following an investigation into a drowning tragedy off west Cork. Image: iStock.

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has recommended that recreational craft operators be reminded of their requirement to wear a personal flotatio(...)

The report was particularly critical of Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols who, it noted, had failed to ‘acknowledge any personal responsibility or show compassion for victims in the recent cases we examined’. File photograph: Getty

Two reports published on Tuesday, one by the Vatican and another in the UK, have further undermined the Catholic Church’s credibility in its handling (...)

People holding banners and shouting slogans in Warsaw on Friday night as they continue to protest against the constitutional court ruling on tightening the abortion law. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty Images

Undaunted by the surge of coronavirus and the threat of mass arrests, tens of thousands of women marched through Warsaw on Friday night in protest at (...)

Cork All-Ireland winner Kieran O’Connor has died aged 41 after a long illness. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Billy Morgan has paid tribute to the late Cork All-Ireland football winner Kieran O’Connor, who died on Wednesday at the age of 41 after a long illnes(...)

Kieran O’Connor in action for Cork during the 2008 All-Ireland quarter-finals. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tributes have been paid to All-Ireland medal winning Cork footballer and father of three, Kieran O’Connor who died from cancer on Wednesday aged 41. (...)

 Hundreds of demonstrators  take to the streets of Manhattan to show anger at the police killing of George Floyd on Tuesday in New York City. Photograph:   Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Protesters turned out in force across the US on Tuesday, defying sweeping curfews and a forceful police response. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators(...)

Teresa Kelly left the State at a young age to work as a housekeeper in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, and later Belfast.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

Pope Francis: Heresy is back. In a big way. You know this is the case when that old rhetorical question “is the Pope a Catholic?” doesn’t work anymore; especially when a vocal minority suspect he isn’t.  Photograph: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

On April 30th last year a group of Catholic theologians wrote an open letter to the College of Bishops accusing Pope Francis of heresy and asking that(...)

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