Everybody will have an opportunity to have a direct encounter with witnesses — that is, people who have directly experienced violence in defending their faith — and that’s a rare opportunity for people in Ireland - Dr Michael Kinsella.
We are people of hope, and we are very positive, and we always try to push the message that although Haiti has many problems, we can do many things and many other people like us are doing great things – Gena Heraty.
"Last year alone more than 50,000 gifts were distributed to families in need locally," said Major Paul Kingscott, the Salvation Army’s divisional leader.
Campaign will encourage Catholic parish communities to consider those children who are vulnerable and marginalised, and specifically the critical need for children in care to find adoptive and foster parents.
The organisation appeals for more government funding as the gap between the demand for services and the funding it receives from government increases.
Publisher of book form of thesis says Ms McAleese’s analysis charts a distinct and worrying sea change in the attitude of the Holy See to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
“A review should look at both the successes and the things that need to change ... This includes actively building social housing, taxing those who hoard building land and better protecting the rights of tenants facing eviction” – Mike Allen.
“From our extensive experience it is clear the immigration system is crying out for reform,” says Catherine Cosgrave, Managing Solicitor, Immigrant Council of Ireland.
“The electorate want this problem solved, believes it can be solved but does not believe any party has yet put forward the solutions that are needed to solve it. It is up to the newly elected councillors to show what can be done” – Pat Dennigan, Focus Ireland.
More than three million voters eligible to vote today in referendum to remove regulation of divorce from Constitution and reduce waiting times.
What concerns me about the government proposal is not even [bringing] the four years down to two years. It is that they are going to take the waiting period out of the Constitution completely and leave it up to the Oireachtas – David Quinn, Iona Institute.
“Being married seems to add an extra layer of commitment and stability to a relationship,” said Professor Patricia Casey.
Children will be aware of tensions between parents but "it’s better not to have rancorous and fractious conflict in front of them because they’ll be upset by it".
Schools and families can enjoy an Advent calendar for children, Advent teaching resources for schools and homes, and enter a Christmas-themed colouring competition.
“This research highlights the risk to children’s development and quality of life when there is an ongoing shortfall in all areas of household expenditure.”
There were 9,891 people living in hotels, bed and breakfasts and family hubs in July, up from 9,872 people in June, with 43 more children homeless in July than in June.
“While we can all agree that justice must prevail, and the truth must come out, maybe everyone needs a little compassion. This is a human problem, not a clerical one.”
The survey showed that 11 per cent of primary school parents and 21 per cent of secondary school parents are forced to borrow money to cover school costs. Other parents either delay payment of other bills or take money out of savings.
Research shows that two thirds of the higher costs for older children go towards food, clothing, personal care and social inclusion costs. Some €9.50 of the extra costs goes on second level education expenses.
“We wouldn’t abandon our children to the streets of Dublin on a Saturday night at twelve o’ clock ... Yet in effect that is what parents are doing when they give their children unfettered access to the internet,” said Jeremy Pagden.
“Failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues which abuse presents has, at times, compounded the profound and harmful impact on the lives of many young and vulnerable persons.”