November 9, 2018

Special Collection for World Meeting of Families

A fifth national Collection to help defray the costs of the recent World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis will take place in all churches in Ireland this weekend 10 and 11 November. In the Archdiocese of Dublin, this will replace the normal second collection for Share.  Archbishop […]
October 19, 2018

World Mission Sunday

Parishes across Ireland asked to support World Mission Sunday this weekend ‘Miles for Mission’ 5k to take place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday October is ‘Mission Month’ and this year’s theme is “Christian Families are Missionary Families”. Welcoming this year’s theme Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA, chair of the bishops’ […]
October 10, 2018

Statement on Holy Cross College Clonliffe

Archdiocese of Dublin in discussions to sell Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Press Release Wednesday October 10th 2018 The Archdiocese of Dublin today confirmed it has entered into exclusive discussions with the GAA to sell the former Holy Cross College Seminary building on Clonliffe Road and adjoining lands.   The Diocese and […]
October 10, 2018

Funeral Homily for the late Emma Mhic Mhathuna 

Funeral Homily for the late Emma Mhic Mhathuna  RIP – (Fr. Paddy Moran C.S.Sp)    St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin Wednesday October 10th     “My connection with Emma is though my family. My sister in law Elaine is Emma’s aunt. We would have met at different family occasions. In […]
October 10, 2018

Canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romero

Canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romero This Sunday, 14th October 2018, at a ceremony in Rome, Pope Francis will officially recognise the sainthood of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador.  It is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man, whose life still influences the work of Trōcaire and similar organisations working […]
October 6, 2018

Looking forward in Finglas West

    Finglas West Parish looks forward with “Joy & Anticipation”   The Parishioners of Finglas West are looking forward to a new future for their Parish, starting today, when Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrates Mass for the last time in one of the largest Churches in the Diocese (Sunday 7th) […]
October 4, 2018

Crosscare seek cuts reversal for young homeless

Young, homeless and unemployed: Jobseekers under 26 experiencing homelessness worst affected     Thursday 4th October, 2018   Crosscare is urging the Government to reverse the discriminatory cuts to Jobseeker’s Allowance for adults under 26 experiencing homelessness. Uniting at the gates of Leinster House with the National Youth Council of […]
October 3, 2018

Homily on Blessed Columba Marmion 

Homily on Blessed Columba Marmion in Holy Cross Church, Dundrum by Dom Columba McCann    – 30th September 2018   Your Grace, dear brothers and sisters.  Everything I was hoping to say this evening about Blessed Columba Marmion, is already shown beautifully in the icon here.   If you look at […]
September 30, 2018

Renowned Pro Cathedral Organist Retires

  Renowned Pro Cathedral Organist Retires after four decades of service   Professor Gerard Gillen bought a remarkable 42 years as Organist Titular at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral to a close today, when he played for the final time at Mass celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Many concelebrants joined with Archbishop Martin […]
September 19, 2018

A Tale of Two Popes for Culture Night

  Press Release Wednesday September 19th 2018   A Tale of Two Popes for Culture Night in Clonliffe   Still reflecting (and recovering) from the visit of Pope Francis, the Archdiocese of Dublin will celebrate Culture Night in Clonliffe this Friday evening with reflection, music, drama and “A Tale of […]
September 12, 2018

Lourdes Student Blogs

  Lourdes Student Blogs   Tuesday 11th September Manor House School, Raheny (Aisling Bell, Rachael Kelly, Claire O’Reilly, Sinead Stack and Sophie Williams) “We woke up to a beautiful sunny day and ate breakfast at around 7.30.  We found it so hard to believe that it was our final day in this […]
September 7, 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin leads Ireland’s largest Pilgrimage to Lourdes

  Press Release Friday September 7th 2018   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin leads Ireland’s largest Pilgrimage to Lourdes   Less than two weeks since the Archdiocese hosted the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis, almost 2,000 Dublin parishioners and pilgrims are beginning the annual Diocesan pilgrimage to […]
September 3, 2018

Dublin Parishes to reflect on Church renewal after World Meeting of Families

  Press release September 3rd Archbishop Diarmuid Martin asks parishes to reflect on the renewal of the Church after the World Meeting of Families   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked each parish in the Archdiocese of Dublin to carry out a preliminary consultation on how to proceed with Church renewal […]
August 29, 2018

Pope Francis’ speeches in Ireland

Speeches and homilies of His Holiness Pope Francis during his Apostolic Visit to Ireland
August 27, 2018

Pope’s Skoda car will be used to help homeless families

  The Skoda car used by Pope Francis during his historic trip to Ireland is to be used to help homeless families. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has decided that the blue Skoda will be donated to Crosscare, the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin, for use by staff in […]
August 18, 2018

Dublin’s Archbishops launch Pilgrim Walk for WMOF2018

  Dublin’s two Archbishops, Diarmuid Martin and Michael Jackson, have officially launched the Pilgrim Walk being run as part of the World Meeting of Families, walking with parishioners from St. Michan’s, Church of Ireland on Church Street to St. Michan’s Catholic Church on Halston Street. Both Churches are one of […]
August 12, 2018

Statement on priest standing aside

In line with Church Policy on Safeguarding Children a parish priest of Dublin has voluntarily stood aside from his position because of concerns brought to the Diocese and reported to the Gardai.  The information received relates to several decades ago and is not connected to the parish. Standing aside does […]
July 30, 2018

The Late Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh (RIP)

The death has occurred (Sunday 30 July) of Most Rev. Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh, OFM, retired Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin
May 23, 2018

Choose Life/8th Amendment

Parish gatherings & discussions | Message of Archbishop Martin | Statement of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference | Choose Life 2018 newsletters | Pastoral Message of Irish Bishops
May 10, 2018

Planning for Panama

  Planning for the Pope in Panama! Young Dubliners inspired by Pope Francis are being invited not just to come to see him in the city this summer, but to join in a pilgrimage to Panama next year for World Youth Day. World Youth Day is an international Church event, […]
April 17, 2018

Two boys’ choirs in unique concert in Dublin

  Press Release Tuesday April 17th 2018  Pro Cathedral to host unique concert with the boys of the Palestrina & the Escolanía   St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin will this week host a unique joint concert of two renowned boys’ choirs when the Palestrina, the boys’ Choir of the Pro […]
March 21, 2018

Bishops welcome Pope Francis to World Meeting of Families in Dublin

  Press Release – Wednesday 21 March 2018  Bishops warmly welcome Pope Francis to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin   •  Two Irish families to present ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ to Pope Francis today The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has warmly welcomed the announcement today by the Holy […]
March 20, 2018

Irish families to present WMOF Icon to Pope Francis

Press Release – Tuesday 20 March 2018 Irish families to present World Meeting of Families icon to Pope Francis in Rome   Two Irish families will present the official World Meeting of Families 2018 ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ to Pope Francis in Rome during his weekly General Audience with the […]
February 26, 2018

Emmanuel gets underway in the Helix

  Press Release Monday February 26th 2018 Emmanuel Concert Series gets underway in the Helix   Dublin secondary school students will take to the stage this week, singing hymns that will be sung at Mass in the Phoenix Park this August – hopefully celebrated by Pope Francis!  Although a visit […]
February 8, 2018

World Day of the Sick 2018

Experts in the field of dementia and Alzheimer’s will take part in a conference in Dublin this weekend to mark World Day of the Sick 2018
January 24, 2018

World Communications Day 2018

The theme for 2018 is: “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32) - Fake news and journalism for peace
January 1, 2018

Homily for World Day of Peace

World Day of Peace  2018 ‘Migrants and Refugees: men and women in search of peace.’ 11am January 1st  2018 Feast of Mary the Mother of God.   Homily from Mgr. Lorcan O’ Brien, Administrator, Church of Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin.   “On the morning of the 16th of October, in […]
November 13, 2017

Two ordinations on Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, will ordain two men to the priesthood tomorrow (Tuesday 14th November).  The ordinations of Deacons James Daly and Bill O’ Shaughnessy will take place on the Feast Day of Dublin’s Saint Laurence O’ Toole in the Pro Cathedral at 11am.  Bill and James will […]
October 30, 2017

Dublin Bishop appointed to new Vatican Role

  Press Release Saturday October 28th October 2017 Bishop Paul Tighe appointed Secretary to Council for Culture   The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has congratulated Bishop Paul Tighe on his appointment by Pope Francis as secretary of  the Pontifical Council for Culture  today (Saturday October 28th). Bishop Tighe has been […]
September 18, 2017

Culture Night in Clonliffe

Catholic Church collections the focus of Culture Night in Clonliffe How Dublin & Irish Catholics generously respond to international appeals for help will be the focus of this year’s Culture Night Exhibition in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe on Friday night. The exhibition will feature photos, documents, letters and records from […]
September 11, 2017

Lourdes Pilgrimage Student Blogs

Elaine Kelty Dominican College Sion Hill The highlight for me on this day was The Youth Mass that took place in the Underground Basilica. As part of the Flag and Stewarding Team I had the opportunity to take part in the flag parade. We met in front of the accueil […]
September 7, 2017

2,000 Dublin Pilgrims in Lourdes

Demand for places to travel to Lourdes with the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage increased significantly this year with a capacity number of sick pilgrims making the journey to the French Marian Shrine today (Thursday 7th).   Led every year by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, the Dublin pilgrimage is the largest of its kind […]
August 31, 2017

Principles of Responsibility Regarding Priests who father Children while in Ministry 

Principles of Responsibility Regarding Priests who father Children while in Ministry    31 August, 2017 In response to representations from Coping International, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has published the following: Principles of responsibility regarding priests who father children while in ministry Upon ordination, priests promise to live a life […]
July 12, 2017

Church Appeal for East Africa

Church Appeal for East Africa   As the appalling situation facing the people of East Africa has reached a critical stage, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has appealed for support for a Church collection for Trócaire There are severe food shortages in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia brought about by drought […]
June 27, 2017

International Day Against Drug Abuse

Press Release – Monday 26 June 2017 Bishop Éamonn Walsh welcomes Vatican message marking the international day against drug abuse See below message from Cardinal Peter Turkson for the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking   Bishop Éamonn Walsh of the Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative has welcomed today’s message […]
June 7, 2017

Ecumenical Bible Week 2017

Ecumenical Bible Week 4th-11th June “Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of Christ.” (Rom 10:17) Ecumenical Bible Week 2017 got underway on Sunday evening (June 4). The week long programme of events runs each year from Pentecost to Trinity Sunday and this year there are 23 events with 25 presenters […]
May 8, 2017

Beatification of Fr John Sullivan SJ

John Sullivan SJ First Beatification ever in Ireland The first ever beatification in Ireland, that of Father John Sullivan SJ (1861 – 1933), took place at on Saturday May 13th  during the celebration of Mass in Saint Francis Xavier Church on Gardiner Street in Dublin. Beatification, which confers the title ‘Blessed’, […]
May 7, 2017

Coptic Pope Tawadros II to visit Archbishop Martin

 Press Release – 17/5/17 Coptic Pope Tawadros II to visit Archbishop of Dublin Martin The Coptic Orthodox Leader, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, will tomorrow (Thursday May 18th) visit the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. It is the first time that Pope Tawadros, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint […]
April 30, 2017

‘Home for Good?’ Report on Returning Irish Emigrants

‘Home for Good?’ report on returning Irish emigrants Press Release –  May 3rd, 2017 New report details difficulties experienced by returning Irish emigrants ‘Red-tape’, employment, accommodation and emotional well-being are the main challenges associated with returning to Ireland according to a survey of recently returned Irish emigrants. Forming the basis of […]
March 1, 2017

Emmanuel 2017

Press Release – Monday 6th March 2017 Unique student concert series begins in Dublin’s Helix   Almost two and a half thousand teenagers from all over Dublin and surrounding counties will be on stage in the Helix over the next four nights – singing and playing Church music. The students, […]
February 28, 2017

Homily at Reception of Remains of Cardinal Connell

Reception of Remains Desmond Cardinal Connell Pro Cathedral – 23 February 2017   Homily of Bishop Eamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Archbishop of Dublin “On the mountain the Lord of hosts will prepare for all people a banquet of rich food”   For Cardinal Connell the mountain represented being in communion with God: […]
February 21, 2017

Cardinal Desmond Connell, RIP

 Cardinal Desmond Connell a Profile    Desmond Connell was born on 24 March 1926. His father, John Bernard Connell, a native of Moycullen Co Galway, was a civil servant who was a member of the Irish delegation to the Ottawa Conference of 1932 and was later appointed by Sean Lemass as […]
February 21, 2017

Cardinal Connell’s Life and Ministry

Biographical Details of Emeritus Archbishop, Desmond Cardinal Connell   Archbishop Desmond Connell was born in Phibsboro on the 24th of March 1926.   Educated at St. Peter’s National School, Phibsboro and Belvedere College, he studied for the priesthood at Clonliffe College and was ordained by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid on […]
February 21, 2017

Cardinal Connell a Personal Reflection

“A Victorian Gentleman” by Rev. Damian Mc Neice   I remember accompanying Cardinal Connell to an event welcoming a new Board of Management in the Mater Hospital. It was during the time of crisis in the Diocese of Ferns in 2002. After the formal ceremony and a reception we were […]
January 25, 2017

Pope Francis – World Communications Day Message

Pope Francis’ World Communications Day Message ‘Fear not, for I am with you (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time’   Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely.  That news may […]
December 14, 2016

Biblical Approaches for Effective Preaching

  Book Launch Speaking from Within: Biblical Approaches for Effective Preaching by the Rev Dr Kieran Canon O’Mahony OSA (Veritas).   Speaking Notes of Fr Kieran McDermott Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and Ecumenism   St Patrick’s Cathedral –   December 2016   Your Grace, Dean Morton, members of the Cathedral Chapter, […]
December 9, 2016

Child Safeguarding Update

 Child Safeguarding Update 2016    The head of the child safeguarding and protection service in the Archdiocese of Dublin has said they have seen another decline in the number of complaints and allegations of abuse being processed by their service this year. There were four new allegations of child sexual […]
November 14, 2016

Crosscare Emigrants Survey

Returned Irish Emigrants ask to take part in a Nationwide Survey on Coming Home   PRESS RELEASE   Monday 14th November 2016   Recently returned Irish emigrants are being asked to share their experiences of coming home in a new survey launched today by Crosscare Migrant Project.   The Migrant Project is asking […]
September 23, 2016

The Catholic Church & 1916

Press Release Friday September 23rd “I have seen & heard of the brave deeds of priests and nuns during the week and I believe they are the best friends of the workers. Now, we had better turn to Number One” – James Connolly, Easter Week, 1916 The Archbishop of Dublin, […]
September 7, 2016

Lourdes 2016 – Jubilee of Mercy

2,000 Dubliners to cross Holy Door in Lourdes Press Release – Wednesday September 7th   In a unique ceremony to mark the Jubilee year of Mercy called by Pope Francis almost 2,000 pilgrims from Dublin will process through a Holy Door of Mercy at Lourdes in France this week. The […]
August 24, 2016

Trustees of the National Seminary meet in Maynooth

Press Release – Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle, Wednesday 24 August 2016 Trustees of the National Seminary meet in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth   Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, this week welcomed fourteen new seminarians to start their training for the priesthood.   The Trustees of the College met yesterday in Maynooth […]
July 25, 2016

Young Pilgrims leave for WYD in Poland

Over 300 young Dublin Pilgrims are leaving Dublin Airport today to attend the biggest Catholic Youth Festival in the world with Pope Francis. World Youth Day begins in Krakow in Poland tomorrow. Pope Francis will attend on Thursday and the event finishes with a huge open air Mass on Sunday. […]
July 15, 2016

Statement on Nice terrorist attack

DEFEND DEMOCRACY BY STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY  Comment of Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin July 15th 2016  “The terrorist attack in Nice has been well described as an attack on democracy and the values that underpin democracy. I join with people of all faiths and walks of life in condemning such attacks […]
July 13, 2016

Archbishop appointed to Vatican Communications Board

It was announced today (13th July 2016) that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin as one of 16 Members of the newly established Vatican Secretariat for Communications.  The body consists of six cardinals, seven bishops and three laypersons.  Its aim is to oversee the coordination and streamlining […]
June 20, 2016

Archbishop establishes Newman Centre for Faith & Reason

Notre Dame University to steward new Centre for Dialogue between Faith and Reason Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has announced the establishment of a new Centre for dialogue between faith and reason, between Church and society. The American Notre Dame University, one of the most distinguished Catholic Universities worldwide, will steward the […]
June 10, 2016

Ordination of Eight Deacons

Feast of Saint Kevin  ORDINATION OF EIGHT DEACONS FOR SERVICE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN  Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Saturday  4th June 2016 11.00am                  One of the significant achievements of the Vatican Council’s reflection on the Church was the restoration in […]
May 24, 2016

Pope Francis confirms date and theme for World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis confirms date and theme for Ireland’s World Meeting of Families Tuesday 24 May 2016 Pope Francis has decided that the World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin on 22 to 26 August 2018, with the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.   […]
May 10, 2016

Unique 1916 Commemoration in Pro-Cathedral

Press Release – Tuesday May 10th 2016 Dublin Cathedral premiere of unique 1916 commemoration   One of the country’s most distinguished traditional musicians, Dr Charlie Lennon, has composed a new suite to commemorate the 1916 centenary.  The composition Áille na hÁille – a Terrible Beauty will have its first Dublin […]
May 5, 2016

World Communications Day

Resources for World Communications Day on Sunday 8 May 2016   Produced by the Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference www.catholicbishops.ie     Key Themes from Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day on the theme ‘Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter’ Some of the key points […]
May 4, 2016

Safeguarding Children & Support Services

The final tranche of reports into Safeguarding Practice in Religious Congregations have been published today. The audits were carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland and are available in full on www.safeguarding.ie Anyone who has been affected by the detail of these […]
April 27, 2016

Pope Francis Approves John Sullivan Beatification

Press Release Wednesday 27th April 2016 Pope Francis approves the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has warmly welcomed the news today that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan (1861-1933) Pope Francis approved the decree that authenticated a miracle attributed to Fr Sullivan at […]
April 25, 2016

Crosscare Emigrants Guide

  Press Release – Monday April 25th   New guide prepares Irish emigrants for work in Australia’s outback     Crosscare’s Migrant Project has launched printed and on-line support resources for Irish workers in Australia, involved in the lucrative Fly-In/Fly-Out sector. The leaflet was produced by Crosscare Migrant Project and is […]
April 8, 2016

Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

Please see below the text of the Holy Father Francis which was delivered today at a press conference in Archbishop’s House in Dublin by The President of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, and the Vice-President, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. to welcome the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Amoris […]
March 28, 2016

1916 Centenary Prayer of Remembrance

 CENTENARY PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE    Lord, Merciful and Kind, I remember the men, women and children who died during 1916 and throughout the troubled journey of our island’s history. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.   Look kindly I pray, on the people of Ireland from all traditions, at home […]
March 1, 2016

Emmanuel 2016

  Press Release – Monday February 29th 2016   Young Voices rise up in the Helix     An extraordinary event, which sees over 2,000 teenagers enthusiastically singing religious music live on stage, gets underway in Dublin’s Helix tonight.   Students from all over Dublin will raise their voices in a […]
February 29, 2016

Dublin Priest Ordained Bishop in Vatican

Press Release – Saturday February 27th Dublin Priest Ordained Bishop in Vatican The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has congratulated Bishop Paul Tighe on his episcopal ordination in the Vatican today (Saturday February 27 2016). Bishop Tighe was ordained in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary […]
February 17, 2016

“Statement from Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors”

STATEMENT OF THE PONTIFICAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MINORS Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, together with all the Commission Members, issued today the following statement on the obligation to report suspected sexual abuse to civil authorities: “As Pope Francis […]
January 18, 2016

Priests Council Data Report 2030

  Priests Council Data Report 2030 Please see below a link to a comprehensive report complied on behalf of the Diocesan Priests Council looking at future trends for many aspects of Diocesan life and personnel numbers. The Council is making the report widely available to help with ongoing planning discussions […]
January 1, 2016

World Day of Peace Homily

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, Co. Dublin ‘Overcome Indifference and Win Peace’ Homily notes of Fr Damian Mc Neice   “In His message for this year’s celebration of the World Day of Peace Pope Francis says something that we perhaps can welcome more readily at Christmastime than […]
December 26, 2015

Unwanted Gifts Appeal

Pro Cathedral Begins Unwanted Gifts Collection Before you start looking for the gift receipts to exchange unwanted presents from yesterday, why not put them to really good use, by supporting one of Dublin’s busiest charities? Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are urging people not to return unwanted […]
December 19, 2015

Mgr. Paul Tighe appointed Bishop in Vatican

DUBLIN PRIEST APPOINTED BISHOP IN VATICAN OFFICE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN FAITH AND CULTURE  The Holy See has today announced the appointment by Pope Francis of Mgr Paul Tighe, a Dublin diocesan priest, as titular Bishop of Drivastrum and Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture.   Monsignor Paul Tighe […]
December 14, 2015

Archbishop Martin to open Holy Door of Mercy

Sunday 20 December at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
December 9, 2015

Diocesan Food Appeal

Archbishop Martin has asked parishes to repeat last year’s Food Appeal with parishioners to bring non-perishable food items to Masses in their local parish Church on the weekends of 5th/6th and 12th/13th of December
November 16, 2015

St. Laurence O Toole & Mercy – a reflection

St Laurence O’Toole Celebration November 12th/13th 2015   Mercy It is a wonderful mark of God’s Providence that the memory of St. Laurence O’Toole is still alive today nearly 900 years later, and that significant records of his life were gathered and protected over the centuries.  His story is beautifully […]
October 21, 2015

Carrickmines Funeral Mass homilies

Homily at Funeral Mass of Thomas & Sylvia Connors, and their children Jim, Christy, and baby Mary Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the Church of the Ascension, Balally Parish, Dublin 16   Principal Celebrant, Fr. Derek Farrell, Parish Priest at the Parish of the Travelling People; assisted by Fr. Dermot Lane, Parish […]
October 10, 2015

Archbishop asks for prayers for Carrickmines victims

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed his sympathy to the Traveller families who have been devastated by this morning’s tragic fire in Carrickmines in Dublin. Archbishop Martin said the news was heartbreaking for all in the Traveller and wider local community. Archbishop Martin has asked that all those who have died […]
September 27, 2015

Pope Francis confirms Dublin as host for 2018 World Meeting

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES TO BE HELD IN DUBLIN   Pope Francis has announced that the next World Meeting of Families will take place in 2018 in Dublin. He made the announcement at the concluding Mass of the World Meeting of Families which ended in Philadelphia this evening. It was […]
September 18, 2015

Crosscare support for modular housing to ease homeless emergency

Press Release Friday 18th September Crosscare supports modular housing initiative as an emergency measure for homeless families   Crosscare, the social support agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin, today gave its support to the development of short-term modular housing which is being proposed by the Dublin Local Authorities, as an […]
September 17, 2015

Parish Council Pioneers look to the next phase

Press Release Thursday 17th September Parish Council Pioneers reflect on a decade of participation     Over 10 years ago, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin introduced the concept of lay people working in partnership with clergy in running parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin.   As part of a wide ranging review of that initiative, […]
September 15, 2015

The Priests of 1916: new records on display for Culture Night

 Press release September 15th   “The Priests of 1916”   Archdiocese releases Rising records to mark Culture Night   Accounts of how Dublin priests ministered to the injured and dying during the 1916 Rising will be on display for the first time as part of the Archdiocese of Dublin Culture […]
September 7, 2015

Crosscare to plan for reception of refugees

Press Release Monday September 7th   Crosscare staff begin work on planning to help refugees    At the request of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Crosscare staff in Dublin have begun working on a draft programme of support for refugees. Crosscare is the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin.  Crosscare also […]
September 7, 2015

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015

Press Release Monday September 7th   2,000 people are departing Dublin airport this morning (Monday) as part of the largest annual pilgrimage to leave Ireland for the French Marian Shrine of Lourdes.   The 66th Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage runs until Saturday and will be led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.   […]
August 26, 2015

World Day of Prayer for all Creation

Tuesday September 1st in Holy Cross Church, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
June 18, 2015

Day of Prayer for Berkeley victims

Press Release Immediate  DAY OF PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCE FOR VICTIMS OF BERKELEY DISASTER TO BE HELD AT DUBLIN’S PRO-CATHEDRAL   Books of condolence will be opened and special prayers will be said all day at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral this  Saturday, June 20th, to remember those who have died or remain injured […]
June 12, 2015

Child Safeguarding Update 2015

Child safeguarding measures increase as level of complaints decrease Press Release June 12th 2015   An ongoing decline in the number of abuse allegations against priests has allowed the Dublin Diocesan Safeguarding service to significantly increase the level of child protection training it offers to parishes. Today (Friday 12th June) […]
June 3, 2015

Press Release: Archbishop Martin ordains two new priests in Dublin

Press Release Wednesday June 3rd 2015   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests in Archdiocese of Dublin   The Archdiocese of Dublin will have two new priests today as Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains Paul Glennon and Chris Derwin to the Diocesan priesthood.  The ordinations take place on the Feast Day […]
May 22, 2015

Press Release: Ecumenical Bible Week

Press Release May 22nd Ecumenical Bible Week 24-31 May 2015   Ireland’s leading Christian churches will meet to celebrate Ecumenical Bible Week 2015 from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday, 24-31 May.  A wide range of events has been scheduled to take place at numerous venues throughout counties Dublin, Wicklow and […]
May 12, 2015

Pope Francis reflects on the family for World Communications Day

‘Communicating the Family: A privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love’   The 49th World Communications Day will be celebrated next Sunday 17 May 2015 – the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and the Sunday before Pentecost.  The World Day for Social Communications was the only worldwide […]
April 29, 2015

Parish Cells system gets Vatican Approval

The Parish Cells System of Evangelization receives Vatican Approval   In the early 1980s Fr. Michael Eivers, a native of Cullyfad, Longford initiated the parish cells in his parish in Florida, USA in an effort to revitalise his parish which was in decline.  Such was his success that don PiGi […]
April 27, 2015

Priest’s historic World War I diaries go digital

Historic collaboration makes World War One Diaries available worldwide
March 10, 2015

‘Marriage is important’

 ‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’   Statement from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference 10th March 2015   Within weeks the people of Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum that will change the meaning of marriage in the Constitution of Ireland. Marriage is of fundamental importance […]
March 10, 2015

Crosscare Support for Young Emigrants

PRESS RELEASE March 5th 2015 Immediate   Young Irish emigrants share their experiences of loneliness with those planning to leave   The loneliness and homesickness experienced by young Irish people who have left here to find work abroad has been laid bare in a new website to help support others […]
February 10, 2015

Statement on Safeguarding Reviews

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin February 10th 2015, on the Publication of the Seventh Tranche of the review process of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
January 20, 2015

20/1/15 Dublin Catholics asked to take part in Synod preparations

Press Release Tuesday January 20th 2015 Dublin Catholics invited to take part in worldwide discussion on the family   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has invited priests and parishioners to take part in a diocesan-wide discussion process in advance of the Synod of the Family this year.   Archbishop Martin will attend […]
December 2, 2014

Archbishop’s Statement on Homeless

Press Release December 2nd 2014 Archbishop Diarmuid  Martin has said  that following consultations with staff, he is in to a position to make a substantial  Diocesan Property available  for emergency homeless accommodation in Dublin city centre. Archbishop Martin has advised staff to make contact with the city’s Homeless Executive today […]
December 1, 2014

Archbishop’s Food Appeal

Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is appealing to parishioners to donate food to assist those most in need throughout the Diocese this Christmas. The launch took place today (11.30 Monday December 1st) in Crosscare’s first food bank on Dublin’s Portland Row. The appeal is necessary again this winter to provide essential […]
November 25, 2014

25/11/14 Pope Francis’ Address to Council of Europe

Below please find the full text of Pope Francis’ address to the Council of Europe(November 25th)  Mr Secretary General, Madame President Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,             I am happy to address this solemn session which brings together a significant representation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, […]
November 25, 2014

25/11/14 Pope Francis’ Address to EU Parliament

(Vatican Radio) The full text of the address delivered by Pope Francis to members of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday November 25, 2014. “Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends,           […]
October 18, 2014

18/10/14 Pope Francis “extraordinary” address at close of Synod

The Archbishop of Dublin has welcomed the publication of the final text at the closing of the Synod of Bishops in Rome this evening.  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the text must be read in the context of Pope Francis’ extraordinary final remarks to the Synod, after which the Pope received […]
October 13, 2014

13/10/14 Synod on the Family

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and vice-president of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is representing the Irish bishops at the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of Bishops which is taking  place at the Vatican, to discuss the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation   Our […]