Cardinal Kevin Farrell, from Drimnagh in Dublin, speaking in 2017 at the  Dublin  conference – hosted by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin –  in preparation for this month’s World Meeting of Families. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

A group representing clerical child sex survivors worldwide has written an open letter to Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin seeking the re(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin said he is pushing the Vatican to have Pope Francis meet a cross-section of survivors of industrial schools, Magdalene laundries, mother and baby homes and those who suffered from clerical sex abuse during his visit to Ireland later this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin has said “time is very tight” for Pope Francis to meet survivors of church abuse during his visi(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said concerning clerical child sex-abuse scandals that young people’s “disgust at what happened is deep-rooted”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Catholicism today is “foreign” to young people and needs to wake up to the situation, according to Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. “Chan(...)

Fr Tony Coote, who has motor neuron disease. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At 9.30am on Tuesday, Fr Tony Coote (54) will set off from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, on a marathon fundraising journey that, all going well, will see h(...)

Minister for Culture  Josepha Madigan assisted in a service at the weekend when the priest failed to turn up. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan said she is glad she took the opportunity to highlight what she said are inequalities(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin said repeal of the  Eighth Amendment would ‘pave the way for a very liberal abortion regime in Ireland’. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Catholic Primate of All Ireland has asked voters to “think of two lives” when they step inside the polling booth on Friday. “To be against abort(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “The church must be pro-life when it comes to the unborn and those who are vulnerable at the end of their lives. However, the church must be pro-life at so many other moments in the lives of people.”

The Catholic Church and believers must always be “pro-life”, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. The church “must always be a beacon of s(...)

Archbishop Martin remembered meeting Pope Francis “the day that the story of the Tuam babies came out. He said to me ‘how are things in Ireland?’ ”

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has not ruled out a visit by Pope Francis to Northern Ireland during his trip for the World Meeting (...)

The 16th annual Way of the Cross through the Phoenix Park on Good Friday Led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Who are we to judge? , asked Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin on Friday, echoing the words of Pope Francis. “Who are we to put others under the mi(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin performs the Washing of the Feet ceremony  on Thursday, including members of the Palestrina Boys Choir. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It was a statement of fact not ideology to acknowledge that what made up a family today varied, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said(...)

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