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Fr Sean McDonagh

Students invited to take part in journalism competition

The Columban Schools Journalism competition is in its third year and the title for 2020 is “Tackling our Throwaway Culture”.

2019.10.10.

“We all need to nurture the courage to tell the truth”

Climate activist Dr Lorna Gold commends student journalists for their willingness to write about climate change ahead of the first climate strike at Dalgan Park, Co. Meath.

2019.06.04.

Colomban environmental campaigner happy that green agenda is centre stage

But the ethics of care for nature must extend to the unborn, says Fr Sean McDonagh.

2019.05.31.

Theologian seeks urgent revision of Draft National Energy and Climate Plan

A report published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in August 2018 showed that Ireland was way off track in reaching its carbon reduction targets, Fr Sean McDonagh has warned.

2019.03.22.

Schools journalism competition on climate change

“It is very clear that good journalism really does matter. Social media has opened the doors to so-called ‘fake news’, widespread anonymous comment, and a scarcity of thoroughly researched news stories.”

2018.10.16.

One-third of wild bee species in Ireland threatened with extinction

Appeal to public on World Bee Day to provide food, shelter and safety for bees.

2018.05.18.

President Higgins pays tribute to OLA and SMA missionaries

“You have been wonderful ambassadors for Ireland and for your faith. By your actions you have humbled us, and by your words you now draw the attention of our country to climate justice.”

2018.03.27.

World is now living with the reality of climate change, warns eco theologian

We need to stop talking about the threat of climate change and realise it is no longer a threat but an occurrence taking place right now.

2017.09.19.

Tributes to oldest Columban priest at funeral Mass

Fr Dan Fitzgerald was one of the oldest surviving Columbans and a direct link to the founders of the Society. He worked at one stage as secretary to Bishop Edward Galvin in China.

2016.08.21.

Diocese of Kerry celebrates ‘Earth Week’

Eco theologian Fr Sean McDonagh SSC will give a lecture in Tralee and launch his new book ‘On Care for Our Common Home’.

2016.04.18.

Eco theologian warns of over consumption of meat

To reach a healthy level of meat consumption, US citizens need to cut their intake by two-thirds & the Irish should eat half as much meat as we do.

2016.02.22.

Holycross novena to focus on care for creation

Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly of Cashel & Emly to formally open nine-day festival of faith in Co Tipperary on Tuesday.

2015.09.06.

Theologian calls for synod to discuss new encyclical

Three years would give people an opportunity to address Laudato Si’s recommendations in the local church in the first year, nationally in the second year and globally in the third year.

2015.06.21.

Religious urged to get involved in tobacco row

Japan Tobacco International planning to take the Government to court over its attempts to introduce plain tobacco containers.

2015.03.04.

Experience God in Creation at Dalgan Summer School

The school is organised by the Columban Ecological Institute at Dalgan Park.

2014.06.30.

Differences emerge within Church over Murphy review

Archbishop and ACP differ over whether Murphy Report findings were flawed.

2013.10.30.

Theologian provides fresh insights into 6th century saint

Conference launches preparations to mark 1,400th anniversary of St Columban's death.

2013.08.28.
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