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Young Canadian missionary to Ireland is laid to rest

Ted Andrews longed for priesthood but faced challenge of terminal illness “with Jesus and one day at a time”.

2019.05.02.

Children need more play and less screen time

WHO report says no screen time for newborns and infants under one. Those aged two to four should have a maximum of one hour a day.

2019.04.26.

WHO calls for universal health care across the globe on World Health Day

"Good health allows children to learn and adults to earn, helps people escape from poverty, and provides the basis for long-term economic development."

2019.04.08.

Priest’s epic journey raises more than €150K so far

“I have great faith.  I often think of the prophet Abraham who never reached the promised land and yet he remained faithful to what he was asked to do in the mission of life."

2018.07.21.

SVP publish pre-budget submission

Almost 10,000 people are currently homeless, and nearly 86,000 households are on the social housing waiting list.

2018.06.13.

Dioceses introduce measures to minimise flu spread 

The handshake represents a low risk of spreading virus, but if people are uncomfortable about it, they can use a smile or a bow - Dublin Archdiocese.

2018.01.12.

Shalom Centre continues to make strides in peacebuilding in Africa

“When my children come back from school every day, they tell of their experiences of new friends from other ethnic communities whom they knew as enemies before. They now play together, sit together, share meals, plant ‘peace trees’ together… but they say, they have learnt this new way of co-existence through the peace clubs."

2017.12.27.

Women’s Interfaith Council in Nigeria honours Irish missionary

Sr Kathleen McGarvey helped set up WIC in 2010 to enable Muslim and Christian women tackle issues of common concern such as health, literacy, unemployment and violence – both domestic and interreligious.

2017.10.31.

Charities welcome modest improvements in Budget

Social Justice Ireland (SJI) stated that Budget 2018 has given modest improvements for some but failed to get to grips with the scale of the crises needing to be addressed.

2017.10.12.

Bishop’s concern as curbs on alcohol promotion are watered down

“The removal of a ban on sports sponsorship, limits on advertising, point-of-sales display controls and minimum pricing is of deep concern” – Bishop Eamonn Walsh.

2017.07.21.

Drug trade is a “callous trade in death”

But there is still hope, Archbishop of Dublin advises young people trapped in addiction.

2017.02.03.

UK health watchdog issues damning report on Marie Stopes clinics

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) has duty now to inspect Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, says Precious Life.

2016.12.24.

New guide for Irish Fly-In/Fly-Out workers in Australia

Research has shown that FIFO work can have a negative impact on the lives and health of some workers in this field.

2016.04.26.

Bishops opposed to weakening right to life of unborn

Hierarchy focus on five key election issues: housing crisis, education, crime, healthcare, right to life and refugee crisis.

2016.02.19.

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.

‘Sister’s Café’ aims to raise awareness of nuns

Eight female congregations will provide information about vocations and the role a Sister can play in assisting the more vulnerable in society.

2016.02.15.

Inequalities in health care distressing: Martin

Archbishop of Dublin highlights people’s anxiety over what might happen to them or their children or an elderly relative if they are hit by serious illness.

2016.02.07.

Pope to meet Irish nun Sr Mary Killeen in Nairobi

Irish missionary is helping over half a million of Kenya's poorest eking out an existence in a slum with inadequate sanitation, medical, educational and water services.

2015.11.27.

Regulation needed to prevent energy poverty: SVP

54 million European citizens or 10.8% of the EU population were unable to keep their home adequately warm in 2012.

2015.10.06.

UN committee criticises abortion laws in NI

“The committee is concerned about the highly restricted circumstances in which termination of pregnancy is permitted under the law in Northern Ireland."

2015.08.01.

Abortion drone is a “cheap publicity stunt”: PLC

“Every other day, there seems to be a new set piece stunt from a different pro-choice group, all with the goal of pushing for more abortion in Ireland.”

2015.07.07.

Minimum unit price will counter alcohol abuse

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children sets out recommendations it would like considered for possible inclusion in the upcoming alcohol legislation.

2015.06.24.

Archbishop Martin blesses new hospice in Dublin

Fundraising group led by Fr Dan Joe O’Mahony and Fr Eugene Kennedy made a massive contribution of €7 million.

2015.05.26.

More appeals for Nepal after second major quake

"They had just started to feel safe going back indoors at night when quake hit on Tuesday."

2015.05.15.

6,000 read priest’s faith blog as he battles illness

Priest of the diocese of Kerry blogs about his battle with esophagus cancer.

2015.03.29.

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.

President Higgins pays tribute to family carers

The achievement of Ireland's 187,000 family carers "are born of a spirit of giving to others."

2015.02.13.

New bishop draws inspiration from Donal Walsh

“On my own I won’t get very far, but together, people and religious and with my brother priests and Bishop Willie, we will do great things for God” - Fr Cullinan.

2015.02.03.

Fair City star launches new Alzheimer Café

Support group combines information and an opportunity to socialise in an informal environment.

2014.11.07.

President Higgins makes Ebola plea in Ethiopia

On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.

2014.11.06.
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