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State fails to notify friends and family of burial of asylum seeker

“This is yet another example of the many ‘accidental cruelties’ of the direct provision system. Nobody means to do harm and everybody does their job, sort of, but things seem to happen to persons in direct provision that don’t happen to other people because it’s a system without a heart.”

2019.06.13.

‘There is more than one narrative in 1916’

"We must live with a plurality of narratives, or our commemoration is a self-serving and disingenuous pretence” warns Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2016.04.25.

Business must favour dignity of every person: Pope

7,000 businessmen and women from Italy’s largest manufacturing association reflect with Pontiff on the ethics of doing business.

2016.02.28.

Evangelical Alliance hopes NI court ruling is appealed

Precious Life launches 'fight back' campaign in response to Judge Horner's abortion ruling.

2015.12.17.

Refugees advocate calls for increased migrant rights

Former director of the bishops' Refugee and Migrant project warns that enforced idleness is unnatural and corrosive of dignity; people need to be allowed to work.

2015.10.30.

Film on work of Irish missionary nominated for award

‘Nurtured with Love’ shows Sr Patricia Speight from Belfast ministering at a centre which provides care and support for hundreds of HIV/AIDS patients.

2015.10.09.

Gissendaner executed despite Pope Francis’s plea

Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denies clemency to Kelly Gissendaner despite papal letter.

2015.09.30.

Major South Korean honour for Irish missionary

Columban priest Fr Noel O’Neill from Limerick awarded the Manhae international award for his work helping people with special needs.

2015.08.23.

Pope praises women of Paraguay at Caacupe

In his homily at the shrine of the Virgin of Caacupe, the Pope linked his admiration of Paraguayan women with his devotion to Our Lady.

2015.07.12.

Respond! CEO Fr Patrick Cogan to retire

Franciscan was one of the founder members of Respond! in 1981 and has been its CEO for over 30 years during which time 5,500 homes have been built.

2015.05.11.

Three bishops address marriage referendum

“A society that identifies the two parties in marriage as spouse I and spouse II has lost sight of a deep truth of human nature" - Archbishop Neary.

2015.05.10.

Bishop slates employers over zero-hour contracts

Practice involves workers who have to be available on a full-time basis but with a guarantee of no more than 25% actual employment and income.

2015.05.05.

Bishop Smith decries lack of debate over CFR bill

The search for equality in our society will not be advanced by undermining the very cornerstone on which a just and stable society is built.

2015.05.04.

Vatican calls for abolition of death penalty at UN

"Irreversibility of this punishment does not allow for eventual corrections in the case of wrongful convictions."

2015.03.08.

Archbishop detects mood of uncertainty at Davos

Crisis of leadership and income inequalities are among key issues under discussion at this year’s gathering of the world’s political and business elite.

2015.01.23.

PLC responds to High Court decision

Judge rules doctors may end life support treatments to a pregnant woman who has been clinically dead for a number of weeks.

2014.12.27.

Pope Francis appeals for an end to slavery

Message for ‘World Day of Peace’ tackles human slavery, migration, slave labour, organ trafficking, those forced into prostitution, and child soldiers.

2014.12.11.

Bishops seek protection of asylum-seekers

Statement marks International Human Rights Day with a call to protect the human rights of those living in poverty, asylum seekers and the trafficked.

2014.12.10.

Senator pays tribute to Irish missionary priest

Fr Liam Hayes SVD founded homes in Argentina for some of the world’s most forgotten people.

2014.12.09.

Pope focuses on slavery for World Day of Peace

This social plague remains all too real in today’s world Pontiff warns.

2014.08.22.

Policies needed that ensure access to health and education

Cardinal Brady discusses fraternity and the impasse in NI talks in New Year's homily.

2014.01.03.
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