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Barnardos supports more children than any year on record

The organisation appeals for more government funding as the gap between the demand for services and the funding it receives from government increases.

2019.09.11.

SVP sees increase in calls for help with back-to-school costs

A new trend with significant cost implications is the use of digital devices in schools.

2019.08.28.

School costs do not add up for parents

“Developing a free education system will not happen overnight but the government must take the first step in creating a more equitable system,” said Suzanne Connolly, CEO, Barnardos.

2019.08.01.

Spend on Holy Communion increases again this year

Some 90 per cent of parents funded the special day with savings. However, 5 per cent took out loans.

2019.06.27.

Family organisation welcomes call for tightening of laws surrounding porn access

Family.ie advises parents to spend time talking to children in pre-teen years before they naturally pull away and to “control what you can control” – in particular getting phones out of bedrooms.

2019.06.21.

Dublin review calls for more parish- and parent-led preparation for sacraments

The data reveals that Ireland is unique in its dependence on schools in preparing for and celebrating the sacraments.

2019.05.16.

Prayers for mothers – and fathers – on Mothering Sunday

“Lord bless our Christian mothers; Lord Bless our Christian fathers.”

2019.04.01.

Back-to-school message from the Pope

Pope Francis reveals he was not always a model schoolboy.

2018.09.09.

Parents bear brunt of increasing school costs

The survey showed that 11 per cent of primary school parents and 21 per cent of secondary school parents are forced to borrow money to cover school costs. Other parents either delay payment of other bills or take money out of savings.

2018.08.02.

Primate calls for review of relationship and sexuality education in RC schools

“Catholic schools should seek to promote a positive self-image and attitude to our bodies, an appreciation of the gift of sexuality,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.05.04.

Don’t be afraid to engage with young people

“Young people appreciate authenticity and if what we say is real, then it resonates for them,” Bishop of Limerick advises in run-up to Synod on youth.

2017.09.06.

Parents still go into debt to fund their children’s schooling

Parents are more concerned about the cost of sending their children to school than the possibility that they might be bullied.

2017.07.26.

Knock gathering looks ahead to WMF2018

It is “very important that we pray for the success of the World Meeting of Families – not as an event but as a moment of renewal of love especially within families” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.04.11.

Breastfeeding at Mass gets papal blessing

His Holiness baptises 28 infants during a joyful – if noisy – Sistine Chapel Mass.

2017.01.09.

School costs too much for parents – Barnardos

One in ten parents get into debt to send their children to school. Some even borrow from money lenders.

2016.08.04.

Children’s remembrance garden to open in Knock

Garden is to be a place in view of the Shrine for bereaved parents and is dedicated to the memory of all deceased children.

2016.07.09.

Baptism criterion could ‘easily’ be removed

“The Catholic Church has no interest in having a monopoly of all the schools of Ireland," Primate tells RTE Radio.

2016.01.06.

Poor children feel less understood by teachers

Rise Up research uncovers endemic societal inequalities that limit children from achieving their potential according to Barnardos.

2015.09.30.

Tragedy struck “at a beautiful moment in their lives”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin leads prayers and condolences for Berkeley victims saying "These young men and women were the products of what is best in Irish families".

2015.06.21.

California bishop presides at Mass for Irish students

“Jesus has compassion on those who mourn because the death of a loved one is never without pain for families. This is especially true of parents who lose a child": Pope

2015.06.18.

Regular Mass attendance at 20% in Down & Connor

"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.

2015.05.20.

The family is a privileged place of encounter: Pope

The great challenge facing people today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information.

2015.05.18.

Anger as psychologist likens No voters to Nazis

Call for Dr Maureen Gaffney to withdraw remarks effectively likening those who do not want marriage redefined to Nazis and racists.

2015.05.15.

Archbishop gives his reasons for voting No

“We are all children of a male and a female and this must have relevance to our understanding of the way children should be nurtured and educated."

2015.05.07.

We have a duty to care for the elderly: Pope

Pope Francis encourages healthcare professionals and medical students to specialise in palliative care.

2015.03.06.

Bishop McAreavey: “Be proud of our schools”

Tribute paid to teachers' contribution to the holistic development of their pupils.

2015.01.29.

Remembrance service for children in Cork

Hospital teams invite parents and families to attend first service of its kind for Children's Units and other services that have cared for children who have died.

2015.01.23.

Catholic delegation meets NI Minister for Justice

“It is simply frightening that this document from the Minister would even consider it an option that a terminally ill child would receive no intervention after it is born."

2015.01.16.

Parents influence their children’s drinking: study

Kanturk students scoop BT Young Scientist & Technology award for research into alcohol consumption.

2015.01.14.

Parents are the first and best teachers: Bishop

"Irish society is no longer prepared to accept that our children are being raised for forced emigration."

2014.10.28.
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