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December 26, 2016

Unwanted Christmas Gifts Appeal in Pro

Dubliners who may have been a little less than overjoyed when they opened their presents on Christmas morning are being asked to help the city’s homeless by passing on their unwanted Christmas Gifts. The Unwanted Gifts Appeal at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral has grown into a fantastic charitable effort where […]
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

http://www.dublindiocese.ie/news/   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 […]
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 […]
October 7, 2014

7/10/14 Archbishop Martin to Synod “Listen to married couples”

Press Release October 7th 2014    Summary of comments by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, during today’s debate at the Synod of Bishops in Rome   During this morning’s debate at the Synod of Bishops in Rome, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin stressed the importance of consulting married couples. He said […]
October 3, 2014

3/10/14 Dublin Priest to Chair Ecumenical Council

  Press Release: Friday October 3rd 2014    Dublin Priest makes history as first Catholic Chair of Ecumenical Council   A ground-breaking ecumenical decision has been taken with the appointment of a Roman Catholic Priest as Chairperson to the Dublin Council of Churches.   Set up over half a century […]
October 1, 2014

1/10/14 Crosscare seeks register for emigrants

  Government urged to connect with emigrants   Crosscare’s Migrant Project has called on the government to initiate a database of Irish emigrants abroad with a view to creating a stronger on-line connection between the Irish State and its diaspora. Crosscare Migrant Project staff made a number of proposals in […]
September 17, 2014

17/9/14 Deanery Changes Announced

Press Release – Wednesday, September 17th 2014 Deanery changes in Dublin Archdiocese to increase the role of lay people in Diocesan Planning   The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has adopted significant changes which will greatly enhance the participation of lay people in pastoral planning in the country’s largest Catholic diocese. […]
September 16, 2014

16/9/14 Culture Night 2014

Press Release September 16th 2014 WW1 Diaries on Public Display for the First Time for Culture Night “The roll call of the Munsters on Monday was the saddest thing imaginable. In the field beside St. Mary’s (the little tent chapel the artillery chaps erected for us) the four Companies all […]
September 5, 2014

Irish Pilgrims Depart for Lourdes

Press Release – Sunday, 7th September 2014 2,000 Irish Pilgrims Depart for Lourdes   65 years since it first began, the Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage begins again this weekend as 2,000 pilgrims leave Dublin airport for the French shrine. It is the largest religious Pilgrimage to leave Ireland annually. From […]
August 25, 2014

Pope Francis Sends Condolences to Reynolds Family

25th August 2014    TELEGRAM OF CONDOLENCE OF POPE FRANCIS ON THE DEATH OF FORMER TAOISEACH ALBERT REYNOLDS   The Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   The Holy Father learned with sadness of the death of the former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, and he asks you kindly to convey […]
July 23, 2014

23/7/14 Crosscare Info & Advocacy Report

Launch of “Year 1 Report” on Crosscare Information and Advocacy Services Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Crosscare Centre, Sackville Place, Dublin, 23rd July 2014             Many years ago, I was involved in the course of my work, in assessing requests […]
July 9, 2014

9/7/14 Dublin Priest in new Vatican Role

Press Release July 9th 2014 Dublin Priest appointed to new Vatican Media Role The Holy See has announced the appointment by Pope Francis of a Dublin priest to a new high profile committee tasked with reforming the Vatican media around the world. Monsignor Paul Tighe, currently Secretary of the Pontifical […]
July 7, 2014

Pope Francis meets with survivors

Homily from Pope Francis following Mass and a meeting with survivors of abuse, including two from Ireland, which was held in the Vatican earlier today (July 7th)   “The scene where Peter sees Jesus emerge after a terrible interrogation… Peter whose eyes meet the gaze of Jesus and weeps… This scene comes to my mind […]
July 2, 2014

2/7/14 New Head of Diocesan Curia

Press Release Immediate Wednesday July 2nd 2014 Archbishop Martin appoints new Head of Diocesan Curia   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today appointed Mgr. Paul Callan as Moderator of the Dublin Diocesan Curia. Mgr. Callan replaces Co. Clare native, Mgr. Lorcan O’ Brien who has been appointed as Administrator to Donnybrook Parish.  […]
June 25, 2014

25/6/14 Education Presentation at Oireachtas Committee

Presentation to the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection by Ms Ann Mc Donagh, Director of Education on The Future Provision of Education in schools for which the Archdiocese of Dublin has responsibility and the Possible reconfiguration of schools that may result in proposals for the opening, closure or […]
June 20, 2014

20/6/14 New Institute of Education

  Press Release Friday, 20th June 2014   Comments of Most. Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin    NEW INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION AT DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY   The new Institute reflects something of how the future of education in Ireland is progressing and how people wish it to progress.    We […]
June 5, 2014

5/6/14 Statement on Mother and Baby Homes

Press Release June 5th 2014 Immediate Archbishop Martin urges full co-operation on Mother and Baby Homes The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has urged those responsible for running any of the Mother and Baby homes in Ireland, or any other person having information about mass graves, to give that information […]
June 1, 2014

World Communications Day

48th World Communications Day “Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter” for 1 June 2014 – Message of His Holiness Pope Francis Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Today we are living in a world which is growing ever “smaller” and where, as a result, it would seem to […]
May 12, 2014

14/5/14 Dublin Priest New Bishop of Elphin

Press Release Wednesday 14th May      STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON THE APPOINTMENT OF FATHER KEVIN DORAN AS BISHOP OF ELPHIN   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed his warmest congratulations, prayers and good wishes  to Father Kevin Doran, Administrator of the Parish of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook in […]
May 12, 2014

14/5/14 Crosscare Emigrants Survey

  Online Mental Health survey for Irish emigrants launched Press Release Wednesday 14th May 2014   Young Irish emigrants are being asked to take part in a global on-line survey to assess how they are coping with having to start a new life away from home.  This unique survey, looking […]
May 11, 2014

12/5/14 NBSCCCI praise for Safeguarding in Dublin

NBSCCCI praise for Safeguarding in Dublin The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has said the Archdiocese of Dublin is to be commended for the “rational, comprehensive and integrated child safeguarding system it has developed”. The NBSCCCI review of safeguarding and child protection practice, published […]
April 11, 2014

11/4/14 Boylan Centre, Dun Laoghaire

  Press Release Friday April 11th   New Community and Youth Service Officially opened in Dun Laoghaire   A fantastic new Crosscare service for young people was officially opened in Dun Laoghaire by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, this afternoon (Friday). The Boylan Centre is a premises which was […]
April 1, 2014

1/4/14 Opening of St. James’ School Basin Lane

Press Release April 1st 2014 Archbishop celebrates Mass in new amalgamated Catholic School   The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Diarmuid Martin celebrated Mass today in one of the first Catholic schools to amalgamate, to allow for more plurality in education in the local area. At Mass in St. James’ Primary […]
March 22, 2014

22/3/14 The Appointment of Marie Collins

COMMENTS OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON THE APPOINTMENT OF MARIE COLLINS TO THE PONTIFICAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MINORS    March 22nd 2014     ​Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has extended his warmest congratulations to Marie Collins on her appointment by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors.  The Commission […]
March 22, 2014

Welcome for Marie Collins’ Pontifical Appointment

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has extended his warmest congratulations to Marie Collins on her appointment by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors. The Commission will benefit greatly from her commitment to  ensuring that the highest standards of child protection will exist in the Catholic Archbishop Martin says: “Ms […]
March 21, 2014

21/3/2014 Statement following conviction of Dublin priest

​Press Release March 21st   Statement following conviction of Dublin Priest   A priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Fr. Denis Nolan, was today convicted of charges relating to child sexual abuse in Wicklow circuit court and sentenced to 7 years in prison. A complaint of child sexual abuse against […]
March 14, 2014

13/3/14 Reflections on the first anniversary of the election of Pope Francis

  PRESS RELEASE  13th March, 2014   “JORGE MARIA BERGOGLIO WHO HAS TAKEN THE NAME FRANCIS” Reflections of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the first anniversary of the election of Pope Francis ————-     Pope John XXXII and Pope Francis have much in common.  Neither was the pundit’s favourite and […]
March 11, 2014

11/3/14 Tribute to the late Christine Buckley

  Press statement March 11th 2014 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin pays tribute to the late Christine Buckley   “Christine Buckley was a woman of courage. Her courage in coming forward, telling her story and advocating for change played a major role in exposing problems in child protection in the Church and […]
February 27, 2014

27/2/14 Responses on Marriage & Family consultation “did not come as a surprise”

   Press Release February 27th 2014      Please see below for your information, the address by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to priests and parish councils in one Dublin deanery this evening. A deanery is a grouping of parishes within the Archdiocese. In Dublin there are 16 deaneries. In  a wide […]
January 21, 2014

21/1/14 Embassy to the Holy See to Re-open

Press Release January 21st Immediate   Archbishop welcomes announcement that government will re-open Embassy to the Holy See     The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, who in the past represented the Holy See in many international development forums, has today welcomed the news that the Government is to re-open […]
January 21, 2014

Irish Embassy to Holy See to re-open

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, who in the past represented the Holy See in many international development forums, has today welcomed the news that the Government is to re-open the Irish Embassy to the Vatican. Archbishop Martin, said re-opening the Embassy on a smaller scale was a very constructive […]
October 29, 2013

29/10/13 Statement Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Press Release: 29th October, 2013 Statement from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Reacting to the publication today, by the ACP of a lawyer’s review of the Murphy Report, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “One should never overlook the context which gave rise to the establishment of the Murphy Report – that a strikingly […]
October 14, 2013

14/10/13 Contending Modernities Conference

Press Release 2013-10-14 embargo 7pm   Please find below, for your information, the address from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Contending Modernities Conference, which is being held today and tomorrow at the University of Notre Dame, London Centre. The interdisciplinary conference addresses, The New Cosmopolitanism: Global Migration and the Building […]
July 26, 2013

26/7/13 Rio Press Release

  Press Release July 26th 2013   Celebrations in Dublin and Brazil for World Youth Day   It has been confirmed that two young Irish Pilgrims will participate in one of the highlights of World Youth Day 2013, tomorrow night’s prayer Vigil with Pope Francis on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana […]
June 23, 2013

26/6/13 Three men ordained to permanent diaconate

Three men will be ordained as Permanent Deacons in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin this evening (June 23rd) Jimmy Fennell, Michael Giblin and Derek Leonard make up the second group of men to be ordained in Dublin to this revived ministry in the Irish Church. Last year, Archbishop Diarmuid […]
June 11, 2013

Time to uphold the Right to Life- Bishops’ statement

A time to uphold the right to life: Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland (June 11th 2013)    On the second day of the June General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth, the following statement has been issued:   A time to reflect   On Saturday […]
April 29, 2013

Traveller Parish response to report

The Parish of the Travelling People   Response to ‘Travelling With Austerity’ –  Report on Austerity Cuts and Future Prospects in the Traveller Community   (a copy of the report is available on www.paveepoint.ie/resources)   — Fr. Derek Farrell       “I can still remember the shock of two […]
April 22, 2013

12/4/2013 Handel Concert to aid Homeless

Press Release Friday April 12th 2013   Two homeless projects will benefit from a unique concert celebrating the music of Handel in Dublin this Sunday afternoon.  Sunday 14th April is the anniversary of Handel’s death in 1759 – Our Lady’s Choral Society, with the Handelian Orchestra and conductor Prionnsías Ó […]
February 28, 2013

Benedict XVI’s Final Audience

BENEDICT XVI’S FINAL GENERAL AUDIENCE   Following is the entire text of the Holy Father’s words delivered on February 27th   “Like the Apostle Paul in the Biblical text that we have heard, I feel in my heart that I have to especially thank God who guides and builds up […]
February 24, 2013

22/02/2013 Emmanuel 2013 plans tributes to Pope

Emmanuel 2013 takes place in the Helix on the 26th 27th & 28th of February 2013
February 22, 2013

22/02/2013 New premises for CYC Fingal

 New premises CYC in Fingal    The Minister for Health James Reilly TD will formally open a new premises for the Swords / Baldoyle Youth Service this morning (Friday 22nd) providing a range of services, projects, programmes and activities for  young people in the North Fingal area. The Swords/Baldoyle Youth Service […]
February 6, 2013

06/02/2013 Bishops’ launch Temperance Sunday resources

Bishop Éamonn Walsh launches Temperance Sunday Resources Dundalk Institute of Technology, Co Louth “I welcome the statement on 4 February by Minister of State for Primary Care at the Department of Health, Alex White, regarding the practice of marketing of alcohol: ‘The biggest concern is marketing that is visible to children and young people’” – Bishop Walsh
January 31, 2013

Emigrants advised to “to be prepared”

Emigrants advised to “be prepared”   The Canadian government has opened a process which will allow a record number of Irish people to take up working holiday visas this year. Within 24 hours of the allocation being made available on Tuesday afternoon, half the allocation for Ireland was already gone. […]
January 31, 2013

31/01/2013 Emigrants advised to “be prepared”

 Emigrants advised to “be prepared”  The Canadian government has opened a process which will allow a record number of Irish people to take up working holiday visas this year. Within 24 hours of the allocation being made available on Tuesday afternoon, half the allocation for Ireland was already gone. While […]
January 16, 2013

16/01/2013 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

PRESS RELEASE January 16th Immediate   Thousands of Dublin Christians come together for special week of joint worship Twenty two Ecumenical services involving Christian churches will be held in the Dublin area alone to mark Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity which begins this Friday (January 18th). Many more services […]
January 10, 2013

Dublin priest appointed Bishop of Limerick

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed as Bishop of Limerick, Reverend Brendan Leahy, priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin and Professor of Systematic Theology at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.   Following the announcement, Archbishop Martin said “Bishop-elect Leahy is a popular priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin with an […]
December 31, 2012

Pope’s Message for World Day of Peace

 Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the celebration of World Day of Peace – 1 January 2013 BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS  1. EACH NEW YEAR brings the expectation of a better world. In light of this, I ask God, the Father of humanity, to grant us concord and […]