Cardinal Sean Brady has offered his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh.
The Taoiseach says the appointment of a successor to Cardinal Seán Brady with someone who has a child protection background is "very welcome".
The Vatican has miserably failed the victims of child sex abuse within the Catholic Church, Martin McGuinness has claimed.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is again refusing to be drawn on whether the Primate of All Ireland Cardinal Seán Brady should resign over his handling of abuse allegations against Father Brendan Smyth in the 1970s.
Cardinal Seán Brady did not offer to resign when allegations of his role in a secret inquiry into abuse first broke two years ago, the Catholic Church has said.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore added to the pressure on the country’s most senior cleric Cardinal Sean Brady today over his role in a secret child abuse inquiry.