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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin

Reform group says Irish lay Catholics should nominate new bishops

Episcopal vacancies are an opportunity for the Church in Ireland to lay new foundations, says We Are Church Ireland.

2019.01.13.

NBSCCCI CEO warns processing of abuse cases must be quicker

Concerns over the length of time the statutory authorities and the Vatican take to respond when an allegation against a priest is reported.

2018.10.30.

Archbishop Martin hopes the Pope will challenge the Irish Church to be different

My hope is that he will speak kindly but also speak frankly, the Archbishop said.

2018.08.19.

Calls for Citizens’ Assembly to recommend school patronage reforms

"Catholic schools are most welcoming of people of different faiths. This is not a reason for maintaining patronage of most of the primary schools in the country, when more and more people want something else." – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin

2018.06.02.

Archbishop of Dublin praises single parents who witness to life

“In future it is possible that small minority parties of a coalition government could demand that abortion legislation be extended as part of a programme for government,” says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.05.18.

Pope Francis to visit Ireland

We are deeply honoured that Pope Francis will come to our country to participate in this universal Church celebration of faith and joy, as well as of the contemporary challenges which face families. - Irish Bishops

2018.03.21.

“We need unequivocally to reject a culture of violence”

Address criminal drug gangs, moneylenders, violence in the home, against children, sexual violence and violence against people because of their sexuality, as well as hate-talk about immigrants, exhorts Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.10.03.

All set for Family Picnic Day at Punchestown

Child of Prague statue is out and “Hail, rain, snow or sunshine the picnic is on this Sunday, and it’s going to be great,” says Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Denis Nulty.

2017.08.25.

Nationwide appeal for aid to help East African famine victims

Trócaire workers are responding to this humanitarian crisis with dedication, courage and selflessness.

2017.07.07.

Marriage preparation begins when children learn to love

Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life addresses international delegates in Ireland for WMOF2018 preparatory meeting.

2017.06.02.

“Faith should leave you challenging yourself” – Archbishop Martin

Primate of Ireland speaks about resilience at fundraiser in aid of Aware’s services to the suicidal and depressed at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.

2017.02.21.

Kilmainham Gaol is a ‘Sacred Space’

Those executed here wanted us to benefit from their dream and for us then to realise our common dream for others.

2016.10.24.

Polish community celebrates St Audoen’s 170th anniversary

Bishop Wiesław Lechowicz, Chairman of the Polish Bishops’ Council for Emigrants, will celebrate Mass to mark the 170th anniversary on 18 September while other events are lined up for later in September and in October.

2016.09.11.

Crosscare marks 75 years as demand for its services soar

Care for others requires more than policy and funding: it requires a true sense of community. The fight against poverty and exclusion must involve all of us - Archbishop Martin.

2016.09.01.

Maynooth to undergo review of policies and independent audit

Trustees order seminary authorities to evaluate and review policy relating to “the appropriate use of the internet and social media”.

2016.08.25.

“We pray for the people of the city of Orlando”

Attack in Pulse nightclub "reminds us yet again of the dreadful intent of terrorists" - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.06.15.

We must stand together rejecting culture of violence

President Higgins, civic and political representatives, members of the diplomatic corps joined religious leaders to remember the victims of the Brussels attacks.

2016.04.20.

Irish Primates welcome Pope’s Amoris Laetitia

"Pope Francis realises that we do not live in a world where ... all that is needed is either to repeat doctrinal formulations or to set these doctrines aside and be ‘pastoral’.”

2016.04.09.

Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family due today

Guide on document states: “The Pope's vision of society is inclusive. Such inclusion involves the effort to accept diversity, to dialogue with those who think differently..."

2016.04.08.

Prayers said for victims of Carrickmines tragedy

“The extended family, the Traveller community, which is very close-knit, and the wider community is feeling the enormity of this and the pain of it.”

2015.10.11.

‘I hope people will find Ireland a welcoming place’

Archbishop of Dublin calls for a generous response to those caught up in the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War.

2015.09.04.

Tragedy struck “at a beautiful moment in their lives”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin leads prayers and condolences for Berkeley victims saying "These young men and women were the products of what is best in Irish families".

2015.06.21.

Church gathers to honour Archbishop Romero

Beatification is not only a fitting tribute to his work, "it is also a powerful message of solidarity to those who continue to put their lives at risk to speak out against injustice".

2015.05.23.

Case of brain dead mother to be heard today

"From the point of view of Catholic teaching on general medical ethics, there is no obligation to use extraordinary means to maintain a life," Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2014.12.24.

Archbishop affirms “vital place” of Catholic education

New DCU Institute of Education brings together St Patrick’s Drumcondra, Mater Dei and CofI College of Education.

2014.06.21.

Archbishop laments harshness of church institutions

Christians must reject "climate of violence which all too often in recent times has mired our city, as yesterday when a six year old child was shot."

2014.06.16.

Archbishop calls for judicial inquiry into Tuam home

Former CEO of NBSCCCI, Ian Elliott, suggested as possible candidate to head up commission.

2014.06.09.

Ireland is failing its young people Archbishop warns

“Bailouts can come and go, but our future is in our young people and we are failing them.”

2013.12.16.
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