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UK parliament votes down assisted suicide bill

“I welcome Parliament’s recognition of the grave risks that this bill posed to the lives of our society’s most vulnerable people” - Archbishop Peter Smith.


Killarney Cathedral forced to keep gates padlocked

“We have seen some cars parked inside the Cathedral grounds at half eight in the morning and left there until six in the evening.”


“Right to die will quickly become duty to die”

Bishop of Shrewsbury expresses serious concerns over new private members' bill on assisted dying due to be introduced into British parliament in September.


Euthanasia and assisted suicide devalue life

“Laws which permit people to give suicide assistance are dangerous" warns disability campaigner and founder of Hope Ireland, Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick.


Caritas worker killed in Syrian city of Aleppo

“Aleppo has been cut off for 16 days, with no telecommunications, Internet or electricity... with mortar shells hitting the city every day.”


Emigration has left older people ALONE

This St Patrick’s Day, ALONE are asking emigrants to remember older people left at home who may be feeling isolated.


We have a duty to care for the elderly: Pope

Pope Francis encourages healthcare professionals and medical students to specialise in palliative care.


Pope warns criminals against using religion

External forms of piety without “a real conversion are not enough to be considered in communion with Christ and his Church”.


Young volunteers gather in Northern Ireland

Volunteering can help young people increase self-confidence and develop integrity - John McAreavey.


Spending time together at Christmas is what counts

Doing things together and making connections "strengthens our identity and recharges our batteries" says family expert.


Homelessness should be a priority issue: bishops

Faithful and people of goodwill urged to support their neighbour, the vulnerable and the elderly.


Child poverty increases in rich countries: UNICEF

"UNICEF report reveals shocking and frankly shameful data for Ireland": Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos.


Call for RTE to overturn LW transmitter shutdown

Move will adversely affect rural, elderly and housebound listeners who depend on Long Wave broadcast of Mass on Sundays.


Concern over higher poverty levels in rural Ireland

By 2025 the number of people in Ireland aged over 85 years will have doubled: SJI.


ALONE charity single for elderly launched

Song by Dublin Labour Councillor aims to fund some vital services for older people.


Pope will wash feet of elderly and disabled

Vatican announces location for Holy Thursday ceremony.


ALONE remembers the elderly for Valentine’s

150 volunteers visit more than 200 elderly who would otherwise be isolated or lonely.


Refugees and the elderly are outcasts warns Pope

The elderly may be "hidden exiles" who are marginalised and treated as burdens within their own families.


Teens launch SHARE fundraiser for elderly in Cork

Students from 22 schools fast for SHARE (Students Harness Aid for the Relief of the Elderly).


ALONE shares ‘The Twelve Faces of Christmas’

Public urged to remember older people in need at this time of year.


New coalition group to fight state-sanctioned euthanasia

EPC-Europe to support disabled and elderly as push for euthanasia continues.


Papal message of solidarity with those heavy burdened

Up to 150,000 participate in Family Pilgrimage to the Tomb of St Peter in Rome.


Conference to highlight value of older Religious

Retired and semi-retired Religious have given “tremendous service to society and the Church.”

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