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Jesuit priest says Ireland must tackle its drinking problem

“The worst thing about excessive drinking is not the men it makes drunk but the children that it makes afraid.” – Fr Barney McGuckian

2019.01.04.

Former Monaghan GAA footballer ordained a priest

Welcoming Fr Seán Mulligan’s ordination, the Diocesan Administrator of Clogher, Mgr Joseph McGuinness, said his answer to God’s call was a “great grace and joy to the whole diocese”.

2018.07.02.

New priests for Dublin and Clogher

Fr Robert Smyth was ordained on Friday for the Archdiocese of Dublin and Rev Seán Mulligan will be ordained today for the Diocese of Clogher.

2018.07.01.

Archbishop Martin to ordain three deacons in Rome today

Two deacons will serve as priests in the archdiocese of Dublin while the third will serve in the diocese of Clogher.

2017.04.18.

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.

Pioneers want Good Friday alcohol ban retained

“Our hospital beds are occupied with up to 2,000 patients with illnesses related to excess alcohol and in the region of three people per day die in Ireland for the same reason.”

2017.02.08.

Pioneers promote November pledge among students

Interest among university students in short-term pledge welcomed by Pioneers as country reels over death of four-year-old Ciaran Treacy.

2015.11.04.

Primate affirms role and message of Pioneers

Alcohol is a factor in half of the suicides in Ireland and more people die each day from alcohol-related problems than on our roads.

2015.07.20.

Minimum unit price will counter alcohol abuse

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children sets out recommendations it would like considered for possible inclusion in the upcoming alcohol legislation.

2015.06.24.

Rise in numbers taking Pioneer pledge this Lent

"Unfortunately we live very much in a drink-fuelled society and it is a constant battle to win the hearts and minds of people, young people especially.”

2015.03.28.

Nuncio warns of scourge of alcoholism

Tribute to Pioneer Total Abstinence Association's spirituality at 60th annual Knock pilgrimage.

2014.07.21.

Drink culture must be confronted Archbishop warns

Pope Francis pays tribute to the work of the Pioneers in a letter to mark 115th anniversary.

2013.09.30.
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