Kenny welcomes Martin appointment

The Taoiseach says the appointment of a successor to Cardinal Seán Brady with someone who has a child protection background is "very welcome".

Monsignor Eamon Martin is to take on the role of Coadjudtor Bishop of Armagh - meaning he'll take over eventually from Cardinal Brady.

Enda Kenny will meet with Cardinal Brady and a number of bishops this afternoon, where the plans to introduce abortion legislation are expected to dominate the agenda.

The Taoiseach's also denying relations with the Catholic Church are poor following his stinging speech after the publication of the Cloyne report.

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