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Bruton urges pro-life movement to create “supportive environment for life”

Greater recognition must be given in Ireland’s welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says. Former Taoiseach John Bruton has told members of the pro-life movement that they must “create a supportive environment for life” in the wake of the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment. In his keynote

2018.09.11.

Bruton urges pro-life movement to create “supportive environment for life”

Greater recognition must be given in Ireland's welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says.

2018.09.10.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton pays tribute to Bishop Farrell

“He takes a huge interest in people and their lives, particularly when they face difficult times, such as bereavement.”

2018.03.13.

The Pope’s financial advisor, Peter Sutherland, dies aged 71

“He was a man of deep faith and a devoted Catholic but also one who was critical when necessary” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

2018.01.08.

A message for politicians: Put the country first

"Our city and our country have many urgent needs. I appeal to political leaders to put these needs first," Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

2017.11.27.

SVP give considered response to Budget 2018: Not good enough

Will the small improvements in supports and services have a meaningful impact on families and children living in poverty? Unfortunately, the answer is NO

2017.11.06.

Archbishop Martin salutes Liam Cosgrave’s political legacy

A man of strong faith, Liam Cosgrave placed great value on the primacy of conscience in his political career and in his private life

2017.10.06.

Tax cut proposals unjust says Social Justice Ireland

A study conducted by SJI, shows that while there should be no net reduction in tax in Budget 2018, the impact of some proposals currently being considered would be what it called “profoundly unfair” because they favour only those with higher incomes.

2017.10.04.

Iona welcomes stay-at-home mum poll

“The State should not favour one particular childcare choice over another ... The State should allocate resources in such a way as to financially support the various choices parents want to make about the care of their children during the day.”

2017.08.24.

Primate cautions against “disrespect for life” in rush to repeal 8th

“I think there is a huge groundswell for the protection of life.”

2017.07.11.

Dáil votes to retain prayer and 30-second period of reflection

Twenty-four European parliaments have no prayers in the plenary, while Ireland remains one of six where prayer or reflection is observed. The UK, Australia, South Africa, Canada and the US also retain a prayer.

2017.05.05.

Attempt to remove legal protection from ‘very sick babies’ disturbing: PLC

Whip will not be applied to non Fine Gael deputies in upcoming vote on amendment to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, allowing abortion in the case of so-called 'fatal foetal abnormalities'.

2016.07.06.

SVP concerned by delay in forming new Government

“The opportunity to realise a fair, inclusive and sustained recovery for the people it assists is being eroded by the absence of a new government.”

2016.04.25.

Abortion shouldn’t be in programme for govt: PLC

Fine Gael proposal to hold citizen's assembly on abortion would be the "first step on a pre-arranged course again".

2016.04.14.

Election 2016 results positive from pro life stance

Findings of Amnesty International/Red C poll on abortion "are more ambivalent and uncertain" than presented: PLC.

2016.03.05.

Abortion is a major election issue

It is "very difficult to see how any Catholic could, in good conscience, vote for a candidate or a political party whose policy it is to legalise abortion" - Bishop Doran.

2016.02.20.

PLC criticises Minister’s 8th amendment repeal call

“Minister Simon Harris’ comments show Government’s blinkered approach to abortion.”.

2015.12.28.

Row over crucifix in Limerick council chamber

Councillors differ over outgoing Mayor's move to hang crucifix, which he personally paid for, in Limerick County Council chamber.

2015.07.06.

PLC: Poll results on abortion “not surprising”

Sunday Independent poll shows 56% support referendum to repeal 8th Amendment; 60% support abortion in the case of suicide; 69% support it in case of rape.

2014.09.22.

Two FG TDs seeking new abortion referendum

"The only way forward that I can see is to take [article 40.3.3] out of the Constitution altogether”: Olivia Mitchell.

2014.08.30.

PLC criticises Government over abortion guidelines

Abortion is now legal in Ireland up to birth based on a threat of suicide PLC warns.

2014.07.04.

Priest celebrates “rich tapestry” of TD’s life

President and Taoiseach join mourners at Nicky McFadden's funeral.

2014.03.28.
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