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# diocese - Friday 19 October, 2018

US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.

# diocese - Monday 4 September, 2017

Funerals in Kerry will no longer be allowed to take place on Sundays

The change is due to a severe shortage of Catholic priests in the diocese.

# diocese - Monday 12 May, 2014

Killaloe diocese praised for "great effort" to minimise risks to children

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has released its latest tranches of reports on child safeguarding in Ireland.

# diocese - Friday 2 May, 2014

Over 160 new allegations of clerical sex abuse in last year

Most of these allegations related to abuse in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

# diocese - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

'Scant evidence' that Mayo/Sligo diocese told gardaí about child abuse

A report into the diocese of Achonry has found of the 11 priests against whom sexual abuse allegations were made, none were ever convicted of an offence.

# diocese - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Martin speaks of Church's "all too slow response" to child abuse cases

The Archbishop of Dublin has been marking the 10th anniversary of the diocesan body set up in response to the scandal, and said that more needs to be done to reach out to survivors.

# diocese - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend

A group representing survivors of the Magdalene laundries has asked people to withhold donations to their local Catholic church this weekend.

# diocese - Friday 12 July, 2013

New Murphy Report information details abuse by Fr Patrick McCabe

Previously redacted information has now been made public, and details allegations of abuse made against the priest.

# diocese - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

'Unacceptable delays and unsatisfactory responses' to abuse concerns in Clogher

The National Board for Safeguarding Children’s review, however, drew a line between past and current practice in the diocese.

# diocese - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks

The Bishop released a special message to the people of his diocese today.

# diocese - Friday 7 September, 2012

Column: This wasn’t the Middle Ages, Bishop Kirby, it was the 1990s

Lisa McInerney asks why, if a senior member of the Catholic Church thought paedophilia was ‘crossing the line in friendship’, does the same Church think it can guide people on how to love and who to marry?

# diocese - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Priest assaulted in his home by raiders

The Carlow priest was attacked by three raiders in his Carlow home late on Tuesday evening.

# diocese - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Donegal bishops made "significant" errors dealing with child sex abuse

The Catholic Bishop of Raphoe in Donegal described the abuse committed against children as “horrific” and said that there had been “very poor judgements and mistakes made”.

# diocese - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Catholic priests in Dublin to face 9 per cent income cut

Take a guess at how much a priest will now earn…

# diocese - Friday 19 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - A diocesan fiscal crisis Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - A diocesan fiscal crisis

The (not) Primate of All Ireland documents his efforts to make ends meet – with a little help from David Hasselhoff…

# diocese - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Quinn to press ahead with religious orders meeting… will they show up?

A meeting to discuss congregations giving more towards the compensation bill is set for Friday, but religious orders are threatening to boycott.