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Focus Ireland concerned over rent supplement cap

Need for legislation to create ‘rent certainty’ in the private rented sector which would counter rent inflation.

29 March, 2015 Read More

Tributes paid to hurling’s Mgr Tommy Maher

“As a tactician he was brilliant in analysing the opposition and devising strategies to overcome them – a very inspirational figure.”

29 March, 2015 Read More

6,000 read priest’s faith blog as he battles illness

Priest of the diocese of Kerry blogs about his battle with esophagus cancer.

29 March, 2015 Read More

Church leaders “acutely aware” of cost of divisions

“Threat to social cohesion arising from growing socio-economic inequality is a particular concern, notably in its implications for the younger generations.”

28 March, 2015 Read More

Rise in numbers taking Pioneer pledge this Lent

“Unfortunately we live very much in a drink-fuelled society and it is a constant battle to win the hearts and minds of people, young people especially.”

28 March, 2015 Read More

Clergy seek to reduce road carnage with blessing

Special ceremony to take place at religious services on Easter Sunday throughout County Mayo.

28 March, 2015 Read More

Become architects of the future NI bishop urges

Irish Churches Peace Project (ICPP) promotes community reconciliation through the Churches.

27 March, 2015 Read More

Govt accused of ‘groupthink’ on children’s bill

Senator Mullen decries “express train” speed at which the Government is rushing the Children and Family Relationships Bill through the Seanad.

27 March, 2015 Read More

570,000 people call for justice for Asia Bibi

Online petition calls for the release of mother-of-five who was condemned to death in Pakistan in 2010 after she was convicted of blasphemy.

27 March, 2015 Read More

Hostage negotiator Terry Waite to give NI address

Irish Churches’ Peace Project event to look at the contribution of Churches to the vital work of promoting reconciliation and peace.

26 March, 2015 Read More

Parish appeals to parishioners for financial help

Special contribution sought from parishioners of St Joseph’s in Mountmellick to alleviate crippling debt incurred by refurbishment programme in 2006.

26 March, 2015 Read More

New biography charts Irish priest’s role in Nigeria

“Here was a man of total commitment to the missionary cause to which he devoted his life. That shines through in every phase of his life,” Bishop Colm O’Reilly.

26 March, 2015 Read More

Freedom of Derry conferred on two retired bishops

Bishop Edward Daly and Bishop James Mehaffey described as “two courageous figures who took huge risks for peace in the most difficult years of the Troubles”.

25 March, 2015 Read More

Ebola epidemic exposed global inaction

New report ‘Pushed to the Limit and Beyond’ highlights the shortcomings of the global response to the Ebola crisis one year on.

25 March, 2015 Read More

Archbishop made no call for conscience clause

Transcript shows Diarmuid Martin commented on freedom of conscience without making any specific proposal in relation to marriage referendum.

25 March, 2015 Read More

ACP won’t be adopting position on referendum

Association of Catholics in Ireland host ‘Open Forum on the Family’.

24 March, 2015 Read More

Ecumenical service of thanksgiving for sports

Of the Six Nations win for Ireland, former Irish player Tony Ward told the congregation, “What a great day for rugby and sport in general and for Ireland. It was spectacular.”

24 March, 2015 Read More

Richard III is finally laid to rest in Leicester

“Richard was not a man of peace. The times in which he lived and the role into which he was born did not permit that. But now we pray for his eternal peace” – Cardinal Nichols.

24 March, 2015 Read More

Call for diplomatic efforts on Syria to be redoubled

Some 11.4 million people forced from their homes by the conflict which has resulted in more than 220,000 deaths.

23 March, 2015 Read More

Priest to be buried in Meath after funeral in UK

Ordained as a Holy Ghost Father, Joe Brennan served in parishes across the diocese of Middlesbrough as well as ministering in hospitals and prisons.

23 March, 2015 Read More

Pope lashes out at the “stink of a corrupt society”

Workplace exploitation, the unemployed’s loss of dignity and the need for good politics highlighted by Pontiff in Naples address.

22 March, 2015 Read More

CofI bishop to do Stations of the Cross by rail

Voluntary bucket collection will be held at every railway station in aid of their Railway Benefit Fund which supports needy railway families in hard times.

22 March, 2015 Read More

Cardinal Nichols speaks of Romero’s martyrdom

“Today, in the name of this martyr, we resolve again to be upholders of this God-given dignity of every person.”

22 March, 2015 Read More

Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation accepted by Pope

Disgraced former leader of the Scottish Catholic Church will retain title of cardinal but won’t exercise any of the privileges associated with the office.

21 March, 2015 Read More

Knock Shrine candles go online

Online prayer and candle service is similar to that operating in Lourdes and St Patrick’s Cathedral New York.

21 March, 2015 Read More

TCD unveils 14th century Dublin manuscript

Manuscript contains “considerable body of new information which will help re-evaluate the history of St Mary’s Abbey and the civic life of Dublin in the 14th and 15th centuries”.

21 March, 2015 Read More

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to “great families”

Letters sent to Archbishop from no supporters in marriage referendum containing “obnoxious, insulting and unchristian” language towards gay and lesbian people.

20 March, 2015 Read More

Passion play makes its return to Ballylinan

Cast of up to 130 people to act out the Passion while over 100 people are involved in preparing sets, costumes and various production tasks.

20 March, 2015 Read More

St Brigid’s Way joins National Pilgrim Paths

The Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage takes nine days and charts St Brigid’s journey from her birthplace and shrine in Faughart Co Louth to her Abbey, healing and garden wells in Kildare.

20 March, 2015 Read More
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