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Bishop Router offers to mediate in Drogheda feud

“I or indeed any priest or religious in this area would be willing to mediate between the different factions if that would assist to bring the feud to a halt.”

2019.10.07.

Primate pleads with NI’s politicians to return to Stormont

Church leaders join forces in a bid to halt "barbaric abortion legislation”.

2019.10.01.

Armagh remembers Oliver Plunkett in triduum of prayer

New statue in Armagh Cathedral honours martyrs of the past, present and future.

2019.07.08.

Protests over name change for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

“If the name is lost we are going to lose Medical Missionary of Mary history and heritage as well.”

2019.01.11.

Documentary tells how words of St Pope John Paul II led to Good Friday peace agreement

"To all who bear political responsibility for the affairs of Ireland... you must show that there is a peaceful, political way to justice. You must show that peace achieves the works of justice, and violence does not." - Pope John Paul II

2018.09.17.

SVP instrumental in spreading a love of trad music at Drogheda Fleadh

“Music develops the whole brain, fosters a child's creativity and brings joy and enrichment to a person’s life.” - Joe Sweeney, Society of St Vincent de Paul

2018.08.20.

Families often don’t understand a religious calling: Bishop Nulty

Pope Francis “has huge energy at 81; he won’t spare himself a moment. He has chosen Dublin to host the World Meeting because he knows like St Clare’s family, no family is perfect.”

2018.08.14.

Dominican joy as Sr Mary Cathy makes her Solemn Profession

"Today is the triumph of grace in the life of our sister. She is giving herself, consecrating herself in a public act of worship in the Church, for the Church, to Christ” - Fr John Harris OP.

2018.02.20.

Drogheda Dominicans clear the decks for 140th anniversary

There will be even bigger celebrations by Drogheda's Dominicans in six years time when the order will celebrate 800 years of ministry on the banks of the Boyne

2018.01.15.

Honour St Oliver Plunkett and stand up for your faith

Standing up for your faith is not the stuff of ancient history. In Ireland, Catholics and Christians are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel.

2017.07.03.

NGOs sow seeds of hope at Bloom

“As the world continues to urbanise, therefore, and as cities continue to grow into mega cities, it is clear that much of the drive towards reversing the consequences of climate change must come from cities, as well as the sustainability which must permeate farming and agriculture” – President Michael D. Higgins.

2017.06.07.

Anti trafficking Gift Box project hits Irish streets

The walk-in piece of public art is intended to get people’s attention. Its gift box exterior symbolises the way traffickers entice their victims with false promises.

2017.03.01.

Dominicans leave Limerick City after 800 Years

“In times of strength, of weakness and great persecution, we remained steadfast, thanks to the support and generosity of you and your ancestors, the people of Limerick.”

2016.07.07.

Festival Day of St Oliver Plunkett to be celebrated today

"In new and unfamiliar countries the Irish pub, GAA club, provide a kind of home from home, a familiar place to gather, but so too the Church can provide a sense of home from home.”

2016.07.03.

Drogheda Dominican campaigner praises Augustinian approach

“The Augustinian community are facing it head on with a discussion meeting and then forming a committee to see what the future holds for them and how best to move forward.”

2016.06.26.

Olympic speed skating nun gives talk in Tuam

Sr Catherine Holum, who represented the US in the Winter Olympics of 1998, gave a talk at a Mass in Tuam to mark the closure of the Year for Consecrated Life.

2016.02.01.

Death of Irish former Vincentian superior general

Drogheda-born Fr Richard McCullen led the worldwide congregation of Vincentians from 1980 until 1992.

2015.12.29.

Dominicans bid sad farewell to Athy foundation

Association with Co Kildare town dating back to the 13th century comes to an end due to a lack of friars.

2015.11.23.

Dominican friars march to Dublin to save church

Petition handed in to Order's headquarters signed by over 20,000 people from Drogheda who want to see the town's Dominican church stay open.

2015.08.31.

PP urges tourists to respect St Oliver’s relics

"It is a sacred space and we anticipate that people will act appropriately and respectfully" - Mgr Jim Carroll.

2015.03.08.

Dominicans to withdraw from five Irish locations

No timetable set for implementation of withdrawal process which Order says is due to declining membership.

2014.09.23.

Oldest Medical Missionary nun celebrates centenary

100 year old Sr Marie Conlon felt a call from God from the age of thirteen but she was not sure where to pursue it.

2014.08.14.

Cardinal and Abbot lead tributes to St Oliver Plunkett

“St Oliver teaches us that our lives will only make sense if we place ourselves in God’s hands and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us to new life.” - Dom Aidan Bellenger

2014.07.07.

Fr Iggy to be made the last Freeman of Drogheda

Civic recognition will honour all the work done in the town by the Augustinian priest.

2013.10.10.

Cardinal Dolan of New York pays tribute to Irish Mercy Sisters

New Drogheda convent a 'thanks' for the service Irish nuns in USA.

2013.08.17.
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