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Archbishop Martin of Dublin, centre (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop says he is ‘seriously concerned’ by the slow way religious congregations have responded

A stained glass window depicting St Brigid

Saint of the week: St Brigid (February 1)

St Brigid’s feast day was once a major date in the Irish social calendar

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (PA)

The offence of blasphemy was first introduced in Ireland in 1937

Archbishop Eamon Martin (PA)

Archbishop Eamon Martin says says Church will put forward ‘a robust defence of the right to life’

Cardinals attend a consistory in the Vatican's Synod Hall in October 2014  (CNS)

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy met in Rome this week

Brendan Gleeson Below: The trailer for Calvary

The Irish actor talks about Calvary, his own Catholic boyhood and his late-blooming career

Former president of Ireland Dr Mary McAleese (PA)

The former president of Ireland will teach Irish Studies

Bishop Kevin Doran and Bishop Liam MacDaid (Photo: Brenda Drumm CCO)

Irish bishops issue booklet on marriage ahead of referendum in six months’ time

A statue of St Finnian

Saint of the week: St Finnian

The saint who built the abbey at Clonard

The second Sunday of Advent is this weekend (PA)

Almost 400,000 images of parish registers are being made available by the Irish Church and the National Library of Ireland