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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."


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.


Fair City star launches new Alzheimer Café

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


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.


Social Justice Ireland criticises regressive budget

“A Budget of missed opportunities” which widens the rich-poor gap.


Climate change is a human crisis: Bishop Crean

'The Cry of the Earth' reminds Catholics in Ireland of their Christian duty to care for the Earth.


Budget must tackle poverty and homelessness

"Looking after children is how you define a society’" - yet in Ireland today, one in ten children lives in consistent poverty.


2,000 Irish pilgrims depart for Lourdes

Seven specially chartered flights left Dublin Airport on Sunday with 175 sick pilgrims, 60 nurses, eight doctors and 560 volunteers from archdiocese of Dublin.


Missionaries promote faith-based values

Misean Cara managed €16 million in funding from Irish Aid for development projects.


Vatican dismisses concerns over Pope’s health

Scheduled visit to Rome's Gemelli hospital postponed at last minute due to an "unexpected indispostion".


Government urged to place people’s rights at the heart of decision making

Put people, not economies first, say Amnesty, SVP and Social Justice Ireland.


Ethical stem cell research may provide new therapeutic option 

Research on umbilical cord stem cells gives hope to people with cerebral palsy.


“Let’s not get soft on drugs” Senator appeals

The number of drug-related deaths in Ireland increased from 597 in 2010 to 607 in 2011.


Binge drinking linked with rape Archbishop warns

Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative holds national conference in Dublin at weekend.


The poor suffered most in recession according to SJI

“We need progressive budgets to protect those on very low and middle incomes."


PeopleTalk to address democratic innovation

Project seeks to start public conversation on the state and delivery of Irish public services.


New health centre in Philippines funded by Irish donors

St Brigid's Clinic will provide medical services to the Badjao people in Cebu.

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