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Knock Marriage Introductions to close after 51 years

“It doesn’t in any way indicate a fall-off in the demand for Catholic marriages, but it does indicate a complete sea change with regard to how couples are meeting.”

2019.05.18.

Victims of RMS Leinster disaster remembered at Pro-Cathedral

“In times before Aer Lingus or Ryanair had become the common ways of transport, the mail boat had a special place in the sorrows and joys of the people of Dublin."

2018.10.22.

Tributes paid on death of playwright Tom Murphy

Archbishop Neary highlighted Tom Murphy’s contribution to the work of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, while Michael D. Higgins said the playwright's themes “were universal in their reach”.

2018.05.17.

Bishop highlights asylum seekers’ “dire circumstances”

Addressing the congregation at Raheen parish in Limerick in his New Year’s ‘World Day of Peace’ homily, Bishop Brendan Leahy warned the faithful to be particularly vigilant to avoid exploitation of women and children.

2018.01.02.

Refugees are “a blessing to our way of life”: Archbishop Welby

Pope Francis has focused on the theme of ‘Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless’ in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees which is marked this weekend on Sunday 15 January 2017.

2017.01.11.

Irish society must be ‘people-centered’: Archbishop

If an unborn child has a life-limiting condition, it would be “inhumane to withdraw the protection of the Constitution to their right to life”.

2016.02.17.

CofI bishop regrets closure of Cork city synagogue

"The closure represents a diminution of the religious pluralism in Cork at a very time when ... greater religious diversity than ever before is a mark of our nation."

2016.02.08.

Tribute to Mercy Sisters as they leave Ballyhaunis

"Our celebration is tinged with a certain sadness because we say farewell to the Sisters who were at the very heartbeat of this community over these years".

2015.11.10.

UN must address migrant tragedy: Italian bishops

“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.

2015.08.18.

Church leaders seek to end migrants’ exploitation

Under a plan to be published on Wednesday, the EU is expected to impose migrant quotas on the 28 countries of the Union.

2015.05.12.

272,000 fewer full-time jobs in Ireland today

Social Justice Ireland warns of "precarious" employment with an increase in the number of part-time jobs which have left many underemployed.

2015.04.28.

Patriarch urges ‘culture of life’ in face of violence

Religious conflict has become marketable, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch and All the East warns.

2015.04.07.

Emigrants’ pack issued for St Patrick’s Day

Some 81,900 people left Irish shores between April 2013 and April 2014 though it appears the number of people emigrating has begun to fall.

2015.03.17.

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.

2015.03.14.

Young Irish emigrants open up about emigrating

Minister for the Diaspora launches website providing simple but effective advice and tools to help Irish emigrants deal with the challenges of emigration.

2015.03.06.

Church must listen to married couples: Archbishop

The sacrament of marriage is a sacrament given for the building up of the Church.

2015.03.05.

Public policy isn’t promoting inclusive growth

Social Justice Ireland warns that the number of people with jobs who are in poverty (the ‘working poor’) remains at very high levels.

2015.01.30.

Presentation Sisters leave Mullingar after 190 years

At their peak, the PBVM's schools in the town were catering for 1,000 pupils.

2014.11.24.

Parents are the first and best teachers: Bishop

"Irish society is no longer prepared to accept that our children are being raised for forced emigration."

2014.10.28.

Faithful urged to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Mass

Call for Govt to increase resettlement commitment to victims of Syrian conflict to 300.

2014.03.13.

Record number likely to emigrate to Canada

Canadian visa allocation for Irish people increased from 6,350 to 10,700.

2014.03.11.

Rónán Mullen launches campaign for Europe

"Every state should have to have the right to develop its laws, and protect its culture and traditions."

2014.02.11.

Bishop prays that Haass talks will energise political realm

Concern over "recent violent threats to public safety and security on our streets."

2013.12.19.
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