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Bishop of Clonfert to meet Irish emigrants and prisoners in the US

The generosity of parishioners at home shows a keen awareness of the challenge emigration poses to our culture, both historically and up to the present. I hope to convey this positive message of support to the staff and volunteers in our centres in America – Bishop Kirby.

2017.11.11.

Family is prime motivation for emigrants’ return home

Ireland has recently seen increased numbers of its emigrants returning from abroad, with inward migration of Irish citizens in 2016 up by 74 per cent on the previous year (Central Statistics Office Population and Migration Estimates April 2016).

2017.05.04.

Bishop Eamonn Casey’s role in setting up Trócaire recalled

Death of former bishop of Galway who resigned in 1992 after it was revealed he had fathered a son with Annie Murphy in 1974.

2017.03.14.

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.

New Bishop of Argyll and the Isles ordained

Bishop Brian McGee is the son of Irish emigrants originally from Donegal and Belfast who settled in Scotland.

2016.02.22.

New bishop of Argyll & the Isles has Irish roots

Diocese "has an ancient and proud heritage whose roots stretch back almost one and a half thousand years preceding even its spiritual father, St Columba.”

2015.12.30.

UK church seeks photos of Irish emigrant couples

The Sacred Heart Church in Kilburn is appealing to couples who married there for copies of their wedding photos for a display to mark its 150th anniversary.

2015.05.24.
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