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Call to protect vulnerable women by Turn Off the Red Light alliance

Alliance wants to meet with Gardaí to discuss the continued implementation of the more recent Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017, and ensure it is used in the way in which it was intended – to support those who are sexually exploited.

2019.06.20.

More action and awareness needed on law targeting sex buyers

The 2018 Annual Report marks three decades of front-line work by Ruhama with those it describes as “some of the most vulnerable and marginalised women in Ireland”.

2019.05.02.

Return of ancient “Crusader” head

Archbishop Michael Jackson thanked the Gardaí and everyone else who had worked tirelessly to recover items stolen from St Michan’s Church.

2019.03.07.

Anti-human trafficking conference for Dublin

“It is the little island of Ireland stepping up as much as it can in terms of awareness so that people realise that human trafficking is hidden in plain sight, and there is so much trafficking beyond the sex trade” – Anne Kelleher, Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT).

2019.02.20.

Church leaders focus on Brexit concerns in New Year’s messages

Archbishop Eamon Martin warns “There can be no going back to the days of violence and death on our streets” as he appeals to politicians to “reject divisive language and actions” during 2019.

2019.01.01.

New resting place for the heart of St Laurence O’Toole

Archbishop Michael Jackson to bless and dedicate relic of Dublin’s patron Saint at a service of Festal Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral on 14 November.

2018.11.09.

92 victims of sex trafficking supported by Ruhama in 2016

“It is now illegal to purchase sex in this country and the penalties for organising and profiting from prostitution have been increased. More needs to be done to ensure that these laws are properly enforced.”

2017.08.29.

“Priests are terrified” of being falsely accused of abuse

Fr Tim Hazelwood joined the Association of Catholic Priests after he was falsely accused of child abuse and got no support from church officials.

2017.08.02.

Courage of unarmed Gardaí praised by Bishop of Elphin

“Being unarmed does seem to suggest that, as a matter of policy, Gardaí will seek to respond to crime in a non-violent way. By doing this, they contribute to reducing the level of violence, rather than escalating it.”

2017.01.03.

Drugs epidemic has potential to cause “utter havoc” – McVerry

In a new one-hour television documentary ‘Peter McVerry: A view from the Basement’, which will air on RTÉ One tonight, the Jesuit priest tells the Government, “We ignore the drug problem at our peril.”

2016.09.06.

Bishop Leo O’Reilly offers prayers for Hawe family

The sudden loss of one young family, in “such a shocking way, is unbearable and near impossible to comprehend” Bishop of Kilmore has said in response to the death of a family of five.

2016.08.30.

ACP slates “unfair” attention towards Maynooth

Former trainee priest who alleges he was harassed by a member of staff while studying in Maynooth files complaint with Gardaí’s sexual assault unit.

2016.08.03.

Archbishop recalls Veronica Guerin 20 years after her murder

“She paid a high price and her family and friends suffered an unimaginable loss. Her integrity gives her still today a noble place our recent history.”

2016.06.27.

Cleared priest warns bishops over anonymous accusations

“I have received a detailed signed retraction and admission that lies were told and a signed apology. My legal fees were paid and a generous donation was paid to my nominated charity, Aware.”

2016.06.07.

We have to break the chain of hate & evil: Archbishop

Archbishop Martin calls for a “coalition of strong people” who “oppose violence on our streets” to challenge “despicable and evil” acts of violence.

2016.04.27.

Stolen Kiltullagh Stations of the Cross recovered

The parish priest, who was devastated at the theft in 2013 of the oil paintings by the renowned artist Evie Hone, expressed his joy on hearing that they had been recovered.

2016.04.14.

Street Pastors help bring calm to city at night

Drink is at the root of "vast majority of incidents". The entertainment & hospitality industries & stakeholders on the streets "need to address drink issues together".

2016.04.10.

Immigrant Council research reveals Islamophobia

Catholic patronage criticised by those concerned with getting their children into their school of choice for academic reasons or to join their friends.

2016.02.24.

Concert to honour murdered Garda sold out

Redemptorist Church in Dundalk where Garda Adrian Donoghue’s funeral took place to host concert & all proceeds to go towards a sports scholarship for young people.

2016.01.11.

Bishop pays tribute to those helping flood victims

“Our solidarity with one another, and especially with those in the greatest need, is an expression of who we are as the people of a merciful God.”

2016.01.03.

Absence of a compassionate response to survivors

NBSCCCI audits of 43 orders show a total of 325 allegations of sexual abuse were made against 141 religious resulting in 8 criminal convictions.

2015.09.10.

Gardaí probe assault on former Bishop of Kerry

Man in his 30s alleged to have punched the 79-year-old retired bishop in the face in a train carriage.

2015.09.05.

Cardinal Brady due before HIA over Brendan Smyth

Psychiatrist, Norbertines and Gardaí knew as early as 1974 that Smyth was a paedophile.

2015.06.25.

Tributes paid to outspoken Limerick priest

Fr Vincent Kavanagh CSsR built up the Annual Novena to Our Lady to the point where more 10,000 people a day were attending Limerick’s ‘festival of faith’ over seven days.

2015.05.30.

Allegations promptly reported to authorities: NBSCCCI

The total number of allegations notified to the National Board between 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 was 265 NBSCCCI annual report reveals.

2015.05.29.

Bishop Nulty asks for prayers for Athy crash victims

“It is a dark day for the people of Carlow, Rathcoole and Athy and there is very little any of us can say at this time to comfort those bereaved by this tragedy."

2015.01.08.

Bishop appeals to all road users to be safe

Motorists urged to say dedicated prayer before driving.

2014.08.02.

Conviction for organised prostitution welcomed

Ruhama expresses concern that trafficking charges were not put forward in the case.

2014.07.29.

NBSCCCI highly critical of Divine Word Missionaries

Reviews praise progress made in dioceses of Cloyne, Dublin, Killaloe and Meath.

2014.05.13.

Archbishop demands good governance and less spin

Spin is rarely the friend of transparency and weakens trust in institutions.

2014.03.28.
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