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Frances Black on tour to win backing for Israeli settlement trade ban

“We see this as a human rights issue. Trócaire have been calling for a ban on Irish trade in Israeli settlement goods since 2012 and we are delighted that Senator Black has put forward this bill.”

2018.11.03.

Catholic charities support women’s empowerment

Trócaire and Christian aid support women parliamentarians from Myanmar, Pakistan and Sierre Leone attending recent International Congress of Women’s Caucuses in Dublin.

2018.09.15.

Former Green Party leader warns of homelessness, climate change

Former Government Minister and Green Party leader ordained to the priesthood at Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford.

2018.09.10.

Pope prays for the success of US-North Korea summit

"Let us together invoke Our Lady, Queen of Korea. May she guide these talks." - Pope Francis

2018.06.11.

Archbishop of Armagh gives keynote speech at inaugural Iona Institute Northern Ireland conference

Our faith has a lot to say about the nihilism and despair of a throwaway culture that has driven young people to self-destruction. Our Church’s teachings would seriously question such a limited view of individual rights that would dispute the equality of life of a mother and her unborn baby.

2017.03.27.

Brexit is ‘reality call to those in power’ says Nuala O’Loan

"The vote said 'You have been doing it wrong for so many years and now change your ways'. Somehow in our priorities as politicians we have failed the people," says UK peer.

2016.07.12.

Focolare gathering to focus on mercy in politics & climate justice

In the current climate of mistrust, Focolare's message of dialogue and unity has a vital role to play in forging "bonds of understanding" between people says Focolare Co-director.

2016.06.23.

Rubicon explores 100 years of Irish faith & culture

The conference brings together leaders from the media, education, politics, the arts, business, social sector and the Churches to learn from one another.

2016.04.12.

‘There is no such thing as a life without value’

"For as long as they live, children with life-limiting conditions are entitled to be loved and cared for like any other child” - Bishop Kevin Doran.

2016.02.24.

Bishops opposed to weakening right to life of unborn

Hierarchy focus on five key election issues: housing crisis, education, crime, healthcare, right to life and refugee crisis.

2016.02.19.

NI First Minister nominated for peace award

Praise for Peter Robinson's role in overseeing the devolution of policing and justice powers from Westminster to Stormont in 2010.

2016.01.03.

Church leaders welcome NI political accommodation

Implementation Plan entitled ‘A Fresh Start’, involving political parties in Northern Ireland and the governments of the UK and Ireland, welcomed.

2015.11.18.

Bishop Leahy makes preparations for Synod 2016

‘Limerick: What is our Mission?’ will bring together people from the world of business, the arts, sport, politics, the heads of third level colleges and city councillors.

2015.10.12.

Pope urges closer cooperation on climate change

“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”

2015.09.14.

Former BBC journalist turned nun receives the veil

Martina Purdy and former family lawyer Elaine Kelly embark on the next stage of their journey into religious life, as Adoration Sisters welcome new postulant.

2015.08.08.

Archbishop made no call for conscience clause

Transcript shows Diarmuid Martin commented on freedom of conscience without making any specific proposal in relation to marriage referendum.

2015.03.25.

‘Ireland needs renewed sense of national purpose’

Archbishop of Dublin warns that healthy politics cannot be built on a culture of spin or a policy of just being against something.

2015.02.26.

Archbishop detects mood of uncertainty at Davos

Crisis of leadership and income inequalities are among key issues under discussion at this year’s gathering of the world’s political and business elite.

2015.01.23.

No regrets at all, say politicians expelled from Fine Gael over abortion

Politicians experience respect from public for sticking to their principles

2014.01.27.
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