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Tipperary Peace Convention now accepting nominations

For the past 32 years, the Tipperary Peace Convention has worked to honour those who devote their lives to ending conflict and promoting human rights.


John Kerry wins Tipperary International Peace Award

US Secretary of State chosen for his work to try and bring about an end to conflict in many countries particularly Syria.


Ban Ki Moon’s role as a bridge builder praised

“Ireland has always been one of the strongest supporters of the United Nations and some 90 Irish soldiers have lost their lives in the quest for worldwide peace.”


UN chief to travel to Tipperary to accept award

“We are honouring Mr Ban for his leadership in mobilising the international community to address climate change, forge a new development agenda.”


SF Ard Fheis addressed by priest and minister

If reconciliation is to shape the future, then it cannot be left to politicians or to one party alone says founders of Belfast’s Four Corners Festival.


Bro Kevin Crowley awarded Freedom of Dublin

Homeless campaigner and former soccer international honoured for "their work in the fields of social justice and sport”.


Homelessness campaigners on peace shortlist

Fr Peter McVerry, Sr Stan Kennedy and Bro Kevin Crowley nominated collectively for their efforts to tackle homeless crisis.


South Africa filled with gratitude for Madiba: Cardinal

"Though Mandela was not a Catholic, much of what he did and stood for is very much in line with Catholic Social Teaching," Archbishop of Durban states.


US bishop slates Mandela’s ‘promotion of abortion’

Criticism of role in signing "Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill".


Dunnes Stores strikers hope to attend Mandela funeral

Mandate chief says attendance would be "a fitting tribute from the Irish trade union movement."


Irish bishops pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

"A true visionary and a powerful advocate for the need to engage in the harsh realities created by conflict in a spirit of truth, justice and human rights."


Tributes paid following the death of Nelson Mandela

"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father" - President Zuma.

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