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Ireland’s foreign minister: Vatican must explain itself

Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza is received as papal nuncio to Ireland in 2008 (CNS photo/John McElroy courtesy of Irish Catholic)

Minister summons papal nuncio to a meeting following a report into the mishandling of child abuse allegations

Irish bishop criticised for lax response to abuse allegations

Bishop John Magee meets Pope Benedict XVI in 2007 (CNS photo)

Report also says that Bishop John Magee of Cloyne, who resigned last year, admitted to ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with a young man

Organisers hope Eucharistic Congress will revive Irish Church

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Next year’s event in Dublin will attract many leading Catholic figures

Irish bishops donate £9m to support abuse victims

Cardinal Sean O'Malley and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin lie prostrate before the altar during a liturgy of repentance in Dublin (CNS photo/John McElroy)

Bishops issue pastoral letter to mark anniversary of Pope’s letter to Irish Catholics

Irish bishops criticise police reforms

Matt Baggott, chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and assistant chief constable Judith Gillespie (Paul Faith/PA Wire)

Bishops announce opposition to plans to abolish 50-50 Catholic-Protestant recruitment policy for Northern Ireland’s police force

‘Visitator will tell Pope that Irish Church is near to collapse’

Cardinal O'Malley is one of several senior prelates leading an apostolic visitation of the Irish Church (Photo: CNS)

Irish priest claims Cardinal O’Malley will tell Benedict XVI that Ireland’s Church has ‘a decade at most’ to save itself

European court rules that Ireland’s abortion laws breach human rights

Court rules that Ireland had breached the rights of a woman with cancer who feared it would relapse if she became pregnant

Irishman avoids prison by making pilgrimage

A pilgrim ascends Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo (Photo: PA)

Man convicted of drunken behaviour and verbally abusing a police officer climbed Ireland’s holiest mountain instead of going to prison

Poll: most Irish Catholic women do not feel valued by the Church

Cardinal Seán Brady of Armagh greets well-wishers (Photo: CNS)

Study finds that 74 per cent of Catholic women in Ireland feel that the Church does not treat them with ‘a lot of respect’

Pope refuses to accept resignation of two Irish bishops

Auxiliary Bishops Raymond Field and Eamonn Walsh offered to resign last December