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Peter McVerry Trust welcomes Housing First programme

“Working to address your issues from a stable home with the help of a highly skilled, professional multi-disciplinary team is much more successful than trying to do so from a congregated setting like emergency homeless accommodation or living rough on the streets.”

2018.09.27.

Bruton urges pro-life movement to create “supportive environment for life”

Greater recognition must be given in Ireland’s welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says. Former Taoiseach John Bruton has told members of the pro-life movement that they must “create a supportive environment for life” in the wake of the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment. In his keynote

2018.09.11.

Bruton urges pro-life movement to create “supportive environment for life”

Greater recognition must be given in Ireland's welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says.

2018.09.10.

Video – Abortion and Mental Health

Source: Irishdoctorsforlife.com

2018.05.15.

Alarm at proposal to impose abortion provision on local GP surgeries

“This is not about trust; it is politicians using trust and compassion as a means for bringing in unrestricted abortion on demand,” Medical Alliance for the Eighth warns.

2018.04.22.

Thousands of Irish children suffer because of health care delays

"The health, well-being and development of too many children is being compromised because of inefficiencies and resource gaps in our public health system" - Barnodos

2017.12.17.

Psychiatrist withdraws from presentation to Oireachtas Committee on abortion

"It has become increasingly clear that the process of the Committee has been so arranged as to reach a pre-set decision without balanced consideration of any evidence that runs contrary to this pre-determined outcome” - Patricia Casey.

2017.10.20.

“Priests are terrified” of being falsely accused of abuse

Fr Tim Hazelwood joined the Association of Catholic Priests after he was falsely accused of child abuse and got no support from church officials.

2017.08.02.

Respond! honours Limerick design students

This is an excellent example of real collaboration to the benefit of the local community – Paul Hargaden, Regional Manager for Respond Housing.

2017.05.21.

New Zealand also bans sale of alcohol on Good Friday

“Ireland’s relationship with alcohol, particularly in the context of mental health, depression and suicide, has to be examined.”

2017.03.07.

Cavan footballer to speak at Mary Untier of Knots novena

Alan O’Mara, author of ‘The Best is Yet to Come: A Memoir about Football & Finding a Way through the Dark’, will speak about his own mental health experiences.

2016.09.20.

Faith and counselling helped me cope with Columbine

Principal of Columbine High will speak at event in Dublin highlighting mental health awareness on 14 September.

2016.09.09.

Confide in a ‘soul friend’ suicidal priests advised

The suicide of priests is usually more to do with personal rather than vocational causes.

2016.05.06.

‘The Church needs to listen and converse more’

Preparation for Limerick's synod in 2016 continues as diocese hears from business, sporting, local government and arts communities.

2015.10.15.

Limerick teenagers impress Synod consultation

Bishop Leahy issues open invitation to young people and all others to participate in the renewal of the Church locally through the Limerick Diocesan Synod.

2015.03.31.

Emigrants’ pack issued for St Patrick’s Day

Some 81,900 people left Irish shores between April 2013 and April 2014 though it appears the number of people emigrating has begun to fall.

2015.03.17.

Community urged to ‘gather round’ Cuddihy family

The deaths of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy “have caused tears, fear and anxiety in this parish and far beyond it” - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2014.10.29.

IFPA has questions to answer: Life Institute

HSE inquiry must include "a thorough and transparent investigation into the involvement of the Irish Family Planning Association."

2014.08.24.

Psychologist draws lessons from actor’s death

Self acceptance is key to mental health. Love, admiration and money are "not enough".

2014.08.16.

Emigrants’ mental health survey launched

Survey aimed at Irish people who have left the country since January 2009.

2014.05.15.

Call for perpetrators of violence to be shamed in order to protect Irish society

Archbishop Martin addresses members of the judiciary at a Mass to mark the start of the new law term.

2013.10.08.
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