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Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady in response to the Cloyne Report

Cardinal Brady: “Today’s Report highlights again the necessity for continuing vigilance and full cooperation with civil authorities”

Bishops’ responses to the Cloyne Report

Bishops respond to the publication of the Report of the Commission of Investigation into the Diocese of Cloyne – 13 July 2011

Statement by Archbishop Dermot Clifford on the Cloyne Report

“I humbly apologise on my own behalf as Administrator of the Diocese, and on behalf of its clergy, to all who suffered and their families.”

Towards Healing and Renewal

Dedicated prayers of support, appropriate liturgical resources as well as an archive of statements and publications

Support Services Contacts

Useful telephone numbers and contact details

Responding to Abuse

Dedicated prayers of support and a list of support service contacts are available here, as well as Vatican Resources, an archive of recent media statements from the Irish Bishops, reflections and links to relevant articles and publications relating to safeguarding children.

Archdiocese of Dublin launches Policy for Child Safeguarding and Protection

Archdiocese of Dublin launches Policy for Child Safeguarding and Protection The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, together with the staff of the Child Safeguarding and Protection office (CSPS) today launched the Diocesan Policy for Child Safeguarding and Protecting children. This Policy brings together a series of long established practices and procedures in the Archdiocese to […]

Limerick Diocese announces appointment of first Director of Safeguarding Children

PRESS RELEASE 13 April 2011 Limerick Diocese announces appointment of first Director of Safeguarding Children The Diocese of Limerick has today, Wednesday, 13 April 2011, announced the appointment of its first Director of Safeguarding Children to oversee all aspects of child protection in Church related activities throughout the Diocese. Ger Crowley, a former Head Social […]

Lecture notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, at Marquette University International Dialogue on the Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal

PRESS RELEASE 4 April 2011 Lecture Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Marquette University International Dialogue on the Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal Harm, Hope and Healing The truth will make you free:  A personal journey My reflections this morning are very much personal in tone.  I have no special […]

Homily of Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, at Mass in the Cathedral Centre, Longford marking the publication of the pastoral response Towards Healing and Renewal

PRESS RELEASE 19 March 2011 Homily of Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, at Mass in the Cathedral Centre, Longford marking the publication of the pastoral response Towards Healing and Renewal The life of every follower of Christ is framed by the words ‘come’ and ‘go’.   The first word that is spoken ceremonially to us on the […]

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