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Former residents of Church-run institutions will not have to prove hardship

Order’s superior general confirmed Fr Flannery was under investigation for his views on ‘fundamental’ Catholic doctrine

Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances

Government likely to introduce legislation to allow abortion in limited circumstances

John McAreavey, 28, says ‘without my faith, God knows where I would be’

Bishop of Ferns said many parishes have received requests for prayers for fine weather

Archbishop Martin welcomes more than 12,000 pilgrims from 120 countries

Suggestion to target Catholics contained in a letter to Osama bin Laden

Ireland’s foreign minister says closure is for economic reasons and is not related to the Cloyne report row

Enda Kenny launches extraordinary attack on the Vatican in parliament, saying its policy on abuse is ‘calculated’ and ‘withering’