Homeless figures had passed 10,000 in January 2020 but in June they were down to 8,699, which is 177 less than in May. Of the 8,699 people accessing emergency accommodation in June, 6,046 were adults and 2,653 dependents. There were 1,159 families in emergency accommodation.
We urge supporters to contact their TDs immediately to ensure that these proposals are wholly rejected during the debates – Eílís Mulroy, spokesperson for the Pro Life Campaign.
Cúnamh has facilitated 5,700 adoptions and 1,700 reunions between adopted persons and their birth relatives.
Bill comes at a time when pornography is widely available in Ireland and over half of teenage boys in Ireland see pornography before the age of 13.
New legislation for Vatican State brings in mandatory reporting of abuse charges for minors and vulnerable adults, backed up with fines and / or imprisonment for not reporting.
“We will never stop fighting for the recognition of the humanity, dignity, and rights of every member of the Manx and human family.”
Any sense that abortion is a progressive step for our country, for what we stand for as a nation, is misplaced, says Bishop Brendan Leahy in end of year reflection.
If enacted, the legislation will “help to curtail child abuse sex tourism and protect children in countries like the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia where child protection laws are weak or not enforced” - Columban missionary, Fr Shay Cullen.
'Listed Building Consent' is required in Britain for changes that might alter the architectural or historic significance of a building used for religious purposes.
"Since Tyrrelstown everyone who is renting, even if they are keeping up with their rent, feels vulnerable."
"For as long as they live, children with life-limiting conditions are entitled to be loved and cared for like any other child” - Bishop Kevin Doran.
Ruhama is urging the next government to make the Sexual Offences Bill an absolute priority and place it at the top of their agenda as soon as they come to power.
Call to Minister Alex White follows US bishops' special statement last week on why the production and use of pornography is a sin.
Contribution of religious congregations to the efforts to eradicate human trafficking and provide care and support to victims recognised.
“I welcome Parliament’s recognition of the grave risks that this bill posed to the lives of our society’s most vulnerable people” - Archbishop Peter Smith.
“The committee is concerned about the highly restricted circumstances in which termination of pregnancy is permitted under the law in Northern Ireland."
Political parties which have advocated policies and introduced legislation undermining marriage and the right to life of the unborn unwelcome at church gates.
Three of the twenty-six terminations were carried out the basis of a risk to the life of the mother from suicide.
Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children sets out recommendations it would like considered for possible inclusion in the upcoming alcohol legislation.
"What will happen will be determined exclusively by the courts and we know from past experience that test cases can produce unexpected results” - Archbishop Martin.
"Getting it wrong will almost inevitably further destabilise the family and society; it will pose major problems for legislation," - Bishop MacDaid.
The search for equality in our society will not be advanced by undermining the very cornerstone on which a just and stable society is built.
Need for legislation to create ‘rent certainty’ in the private rented sector which would counter rent inflation.
Bill will hold sex buyers to account for their key role in fuelling organised crime and perpetrating abuse against victims of trafficking and exploitation.
Bill needs to be revised to better take into account the best interests of children warns new group, Mothers and Fathers Matter.
Archbishops Nichols and Smith warn legislation is “a watershed” which heralds "profound social change.”