An inquiry into the taping of phone calls at garda stations could hold its hearings behind closed doors, after the Government refused to dictate whether it should be privately or publicly conducted.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2014
Trust in the Garda and its accountability has been broken by the revelations this week, writes
Fri, 14 Feb, 2014
A Mater Hospital board member who claimed the facility would ignore new abortion laws as they contradict its Catholic ethos has resigned after being overruled by colleagues.
Thu, 03 Oct, 2013
A priest has resigned from the board of the one of the country’s largest Catholic-owned hospitals after its decision to carry out abortions under new laws.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2013
Parents in 39 towns and city suburbs will be asked their views from next week on a choice of up to five alternative patrons to their local, Catholic-run, primary schools.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013
The Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin has launched a campaign to curb excessive spending associated with First Holy Communion celebrations.
Tue, 02 Oct, 2012
A Catholic bishop has warned Education Minister Ruairi Quinn not to rush ahead with plans to put primary schools currently managed by the Church under secular control.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2012
Mary Raftery’s work exposed many abusers who had been protected by the Church, writes
Wed, 11 Jan, 2012
A leading charity in Dublin has warned that demand for support, advice and hot food has increased by 40% in the last year.
Fri, 16 Sep, 2011
SUSPECTED paedophile priests identified in the Murphy Commission’s report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin may face charges.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2011
DESPITE the general economic doom and gloom, there was a spring in the step of the thousands of rural people who flocked to the national and European ploughing championships in Athy, Co Kildare, yesterday.
Wed, 22 Sep, 2010
YOU report (May 31) that the Catholic archdiocese of Dublin is planning to sell some of its property portfolio.
Wed, 02 Jun, 2010
THOSE who work with the victims of rape have expressed disappointment at the outcome of emergency talks in the Vatican that addressed the clerical sex abuse crisis in the Irish church.
Wed, 17 Feb, 2010
Survivors of clerical abuse tonight rounded on Pope Benedict XVI for not acknowledging senior clergy covered up decades of sickening abuse.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2010
A senior HSE official has said the system of caring for young unaccompanied asylum seekers needs to be reviewed.
Mon, 08 Feb, 2010
A BATTLE-WEARY Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan has said he will not be resigning his post unless he can no longer “be a source of unity” in the diocese.
Sat, 19 Dec, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI today has expressed his "profound regret at the actions of some members of the clergy".
Fri, 11 Dec, 2009
The Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin is to write to the bishops named in the Dublin Diocesan report into child abuse to tell them he is not happy with some of their responses to the inquiry.
Wed, 02 Dec, 2009
MARIE COLLINS, who was 13 years of age when she was raped in hospital by a priest, has said she is shattered by the silence of the Vatican and the response of the Church leadership in Ireland to the report on abuse in the Dublin diocese.
Wed, 02 Dec, 2009
The Papal Nuncio in Ireland is defending his decision not to respond to a draft report from the Commission of investigation into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2009
A second report on clerical abuse in the Catholic archdiocese of Dublin is to be published.
Sun, 29 Nov, 2009
GARDAÍ and clergy who helped protect paedophile priests in the diocese of Dublin are to be targeted in a top-level criminal investigation.
Sat, 28 Nov, 2009
VICTIMS of abuse carried out by priests, amid collusion by the Catholic Church and gardaí, yesterday said the publication of the Murphy Report on the Archdiocese of Dublin had “vindicated” their fight for justice.
Fri, 27 Nov, 2009
The Garda Commissioner says he is deeply sorry that people who sought assistance after they were sexually abused by priests in the Dublin Archdiocese did not receive the level of response or protection they were entitled to expect.
Thu, 26 Nov, 2009
“The journey over the last two years has been truly remarkable. There are champions for children in the Church who deserve the highest praise. They are at all levels ... There is a sense of purpose and commitment which is increasingly evident ... We are in a very different place to where we where two years ago.” - Ian Elliott, CEO, NSCC
Sat, 24 Oct, 2009
THE first 80 pupils at a new Louth primary school will enter their gleaming classrooms on Monday — just four months after building work began.
Thu, 28 Aug, 2008
The Crosscare agency is calling for compulsory counselling to be given to all minor drug offenders.
Fri, 29 Feb, 2008
ACCORDING to media reports, the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin has made an historic move in setting aside some places in Catholic patronage schools for non-Catholics.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2008
Churchgoers will be asked to dig deep this weekend for the Crosscare annual collection.
Sat, 15 Sep, 2007
A “FAST track” probe into child sex abuse by priests in the Dublin archdiocese has been extended by another year, it emerged yesterday.
Tue, 31 Jul, 2007
A KEY position, in Government efforts to improve youth work structures, has been filled three years after being planned.
Sun, 08 Oct, 2006
VICTIMS of clerical sex abuse in the Catholic archdiocese of Dublin are being encouraged to contact a formal Government inquiry into the handling of such cases.
Thu, 25 May, 2006
A Circuit Court judge will chair a commission investigating the handling of allegations of child sexual abuse against clergy in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, it was confirmed tonight.
Tue, 08 Nov, 2005
THE Government has been urged to reform the school meals scheme after research found that children from poor backgrounds have less healthy diets.
Tue, 01 Mar, 2005