People were invited to send in requests to have a specific candle lit for their loved ones, and to pay their own tribute to so many on the front line serving their communities up and down the country.
A petition containing 1200 signatures was delivered to Bishop Ray Browne of Kerry calling on him to reverse the decision that makes Kilcummin one of five parishes without a resident priest.
Last year was the deadliest year on record for human rights defenders across the world: 207 activists were killed for attempting to protect their communities, their land and the environment
The merger of the Little Flower Girls’ School and St Patrick’s College, a boys’ school, will result in the creation of a new co-educational school for 1,119 students.
“The Augustinian community are facing it head on with a discussion meeting and then forming a committee to see what the future holds for them and how best to move forward.”