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Haiti charity worker wins humanitarian award

We are people of hope, and we are very positive, and we always try to push the message that although Haiti has many problems, we can do many things and many other people like us are doing great things – Gena Heraty.


Hunger a serious problem in more than 50 countries, says Concern Worldwide

Globally, 124 million people are suffering from acute hunger and, in some cases, starvation – an increase from 80 million two years ago.


Twenty-eight Catholic workers killed in twelve months

Fourteen priests, nine religious women, one seminarian and four lay people died violently during 2016.


Oireachtas honours Mayo missionary

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD will present the Oireachtas Human Dignity Award to Gena Heraty of Viatores Christi on Thursday 8 December.


Missionaries helped 2.5 million in 2015

"Missionaries have always had the unique foresight and commitment to target the world’s most difficult challenges" - Heydi Foster, CEO of Misean Cara.


Genocide survivor is Global Citizen of the Year

Tributes to winner Colette Nkunda of Misean Cara for her contribution to development and sustainability.


Govt urged to do more for those in prostitution

President of RENATE and spokeswoman for Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT) jointly criticise Amnesty International’s stance on prostitution.


Irish volunteers provide lifeline to Haiti’s abandoned

Newstalk radio documentary looks at the plight of children with special needs abandoned because their families don't have the means to take care of them.


Kildare women run mini marathon for Haiti children

Restavek children are given into domestic service from early childhood and face a lifetime of vulnerability and poverty.


‘What has God got to do with it?’

Pure in Heart hosts presentation to adolescents on healthy attitudes to love and relationships.


Irish archbishop appointed Nuncio to Haiti

Priest of the diocese of Killaloe, Archbishop Eugene Nugent, has been serving as apostolic nuncio to Madagascar, the Commorros and Mauritius.


Rock band lends its backing to coffee from Haiti

Irishman Conor Murphy, who works with speciality coffee roasters La Colombe Torrefaction, convinces Arcade Fire to support charity coffee called RaRa.


Irish charity worker recovering after Haiti attack

Mayo volunteer with Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs shocked as colleague dies in hammer attack.


‘Game of Thrones’ star is Goal’s ambassador for Haiti

Actor to learn about Goal's work to support those affected by 2010 earthquake.


Irish overseas volunteers much prized says Minister

New initiative aimed at increasing the number of Irish volunteers.

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