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A pro-life rally held in Dublin, Dec. 4, 2012.

Pro-life rallies to be held in cities across Ireland

Jul 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The rallies will take place both in-person and online. Read more

Bishop Dermot Farrell is installed as the new archbishop of Dublin in St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 2, 2021.

Dublin’s new Catholic archbishop tells flock: ‘I want to hear from you’

Jun 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Dermot Farrell said he wanted to hear from “all Catholics and people of goodwill.” Read more

The Four Courts in Dublin, the principal seat of Ireland’s High Court.

Call for public inquiry in Ireland as couple settle abortion case

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Peadar Tóibín made the appeal as the defendants admitted liability at the High Court in Dublin. Read more

Ireland’s religious education teachers concerned by bullying of practicing Catholic students

Jun 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The teachers’ concerns are highlighted in an upcoming study. Read more

Fr. Peter Johnson celebrates Mass at Carrive Mass Rock in Armagh.

Catholic priests offer Masses ‘for renewal of the faith’ at Ireland’s Mass rocks

Jun 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

Masses were celebrated at Mass rocks in all of Ireland’s 26 dioceses. Read more

A Lidl grocery chain sign in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

Irish Catholic bishop ‘delighted’ as firm offers paid leave after pregnancy loss

Jun 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Kevin Doran welcomed the step by Lidl Ireland. Read more

The Four Courts in Dublin, the principal seat of Ireland’s High Court.

Ireland’s High Court to hear abortion case

Jun 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

A couple claim that their unborn child was aborted after they were mistakenly told that it had a fatal fetal... Read more

Relatives of those killed during the Ballymurphy massacre demonstrate in Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 30, 2014. Credit: Sinn Féin via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

After decades, Northern Ireland inquest recognizes victims of Ballymurphy Massacre

May 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Catholic priest, a mother of eight, and at least seven other civilians were wrongly killed by British soldiers in... Read more

St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Ireland.

Public Masses to resume in Ireland from May 10 with 50-person limit

Apr 30, 2021

The 50-person limit will apply regardless of church size. Read more

The flag of the Republic of Ireland.

Scottish bishops' leader laments ‘disturbing’ public worship ban in Ireland

Apr 28, 2021

Bishop Hugh Gilbert said that “to enact legislation that criminalizes those who gather to celebrate Holy Mass is indeed extreme... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin. Credit: Northern Ireland Office (CC BY 2.0).

All-Ireland Primate to health minister: priests’ pastoral work should be deemed essential, not criminalized

Apr 20, 2021

Archbishop Eamon Martin made the comment in a meeting with Irish Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

All-Ireland Primate criticizes ‘draconian’ new regulations on public worship

Apr 19, 2021

A senior Catholic archbishop has accused the Irish government of introducing “draconian” new regulations on public worship “in a clandestine... Read more

Irish flag.

Police in Ireland fine Catholic priest for offering public Masses

Mar 22, 2021

Police in Ireland have fined a Catholic priest for celebrating public Masses amid a nationwide lockdown. Read more

Irish flag.

Police in Ireland fine Catholic priest for offering public Masses

Mar 22, 2021

Police in Ireland have fined a Catholic priest for celebrating public Masses amid a nationwide lockdown. Read more

The Knock Shrine. Public domain.

Pope Francis: Our Lady of Knock brings a message of hope

Mar 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis said that Our Lady of Knock exemplifies the importance of prayer and hope as he officially designated Knock... Read more

Irish immigrants in Kansas City, Missouri.

How the Irish built Catholic America

Mar 17, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The history of Catholic America is, in many ways, an Irish story, with immigrant congregations and their descendants putting their... Read more

The Apparition Chapel at Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, Ireland

Pope Francis to give Knock Shrine new international status on St. Joseph’s feast

Mar 11, 2021

Pope Francis will officially designate Knock Shrine in Ireland as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine on the feast of... Read more

Ireland’s Catholic bishops: Assisted suicide bill ‘fundamentally flawed’

Mar 11, 2021

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have said that a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide is “fundamentally flawed.” Read more

Irish flag.

Ireland’s Catholic bishops announce national synodal assembly

Mar 11, 2021

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have announced that they will hold a national synodal assembly “within the next five years.” Read more

Irish High Cross at the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Credit: Marie-Lise Van Wassenhove via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Bishops voice concern over treatment of religion in Irish reopening plan

Mar 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

As Ireland marks the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus arriving, local Catholic bishops are calling for the government to... Read more