At a Mass to mark 120 years since its founding, the PTAA was praised for taking a stand against "the huge investment and false idealisation of a drinking culture by the drinks industry".
“If we expect our young people to behave responsibly and safely, then we have to begin by behaving responsibly ourselves.”
“The worst thing about excessive drinking is not the men it makes drunk but the children that it makes afraid.” – Fr Barney McGuckian
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”.
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.
Two deacons will serve as priests in the archdiocese of Dublin while the third will serve in the diocese of Clogher.
“Ireland’s relationship with alcohol, particularly in the context of mental health, depression and suicide, has to be examined.”
“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.”
Interest among university students in short-term pledge welcomed by Pioneers as country reels over death of four-year-old Ciaran Treacy.
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.
Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children sets out recommendations it would like considered for possible inclusion in the upcoming alcohol legislation.
"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.”
Tribute to Pioneer Total Abstinence Association's spirituality at 60th annual Knock pilgrimage.
Pope Francis pays tribute to the work of the Pioneers in a letter to mark 115th anniversary.