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President Michael D. Higgins

We must stand together rejecting culture of violence

President Higgins, civic and political representatives, members of the diplomatic corps joined religious leaders to remember the victims of the Brussels attacks.

2016.04.20.

Remembrance service for victims of Brussels attacks

At least 7,000 people took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday in a march “against terror and hate”.

2016.04.19.

Atheist Ireland: no need for college chaplains

65% of 2,247 polled by the Irish Times on whether colleges should continue to employ chaplains voted yes.

2016.04.12.

‘Faith nourished the rebels in 1916’

Columban priest whose family were involved in the 1916 Rising links the faith of the rebels with the emergence of the great Irish missionary movement.

2016.04.03.

Church leaders deeply saddened by Brussels attacks

"Let us pray that there can be an end to such terror attacks and hope for a future in which peace and security will prevail over violence & loss of human life."

2016.03.23.

Bishop offers prayers for victims of Buncrana tragedy

“There are no adequate words in the face of such pain” - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2016.03.22.

1916 Rising leaders knew the limits of the Church

“They had courage in abundance to follow their patriotic convictions. But they also drew courage from their faith to know how to live life and face death” - Bishop Leahy.

2016.03.18.

Dismay at news of NI prison officer’s death

“As a society, let us be more determined than ever to work for peace and for the good of each other” - Bishop Noel Treanor.

2016.03.16.

‘A star has fallen but his light will continue’

Priest tells mourners at funeral Mass for Christy O'Connor Jnr in Galway Cathedral, "His leaving has left our world a poorer place. He was one in a million!”

2016.01.13.

Fr Brendan McBride wins Person of the Year Award

“The support and kindness they provided to the friends of our children as they came to terms with this tragedy is limitless."

2015.12.07.

President Higgins pays tribute to Sr Miriam Duggan

Irish missionary presently works with Hands of Care & Hope project in the slums of Nairobi assisting out of school youth and those living with HIV.

2015.12.04.

“Cherish all the children of the nation equally”

“As a society our progress should be measured against how effectively we care for the most vulnerable amongst us,” bishops state.

2015.12.03.

“This is a shocking attack on humanity” – Taoiseach

Series of gun and suicide bomb attacks leave at least 120 people dead and 200 more injured in Paris on Friday evening.

2015.11.14.

Annual Service of Remembrance for war dead

There is not a village, or town, in any county in Ireland that did not suffer losses in World War I - Revd Michael Roemmele in his homily at St Patrick's Cathedral.

2015.11.09.

May God reward him & comfort all of you in your grief

Message of sympathy from Archbishop Eamon Martin read at the Funeral Mass of slain Garda, Anthony Golden.

2015.10.16.

Prayers said for victims of Carrickmines tragedy

“The extended family, the Traveller community, which is very close-knit, and the wider community is feeling the enormity of this and the pain of it.”

2015.10.11.

Moment of truth on climate change: President Higgins

"When history records the actions we take or fail to take at this our moment of truth, we will not have the excuse that we did not understand, that we did not know."

2015.07.22.

President Higgins to address Paris climate summit today

'Summit of Consciences for the Climate' focuses on citizen involvement. Meanwhile Trócaire disappointed that Climate Bill shelved till after summer recess. "This latest delay will see us lose yet more time completing legislation on what is the most pressing issue facing the planet today," says Trócaire Executive Director.

2015.07.21.

The Tablet marks 175th anniversary with Dublin Mass

"For 175 years The Tablet has been a distinctive model of building up communication within the Church."

2015.06.08.

President pays tribute to missionaries’ selfless work

Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.

2015.05.28.

Ban Ki Moon’s role as a bridge builder praised

“Ireland has always been one of the strongest supporters of the United Nations and some 90 Irish soldiers have lost their lives in the quest for worldwide peace.”

2015.05.26.

Caritas adopts Oscar Romero as a patron

Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly closed with member organisations agreeing to adopt a vision of 'One Human Family, Caring for Creation'.

2015.05.19.

President Higgins attends rededication of St Mel’s

“Sunday mornings we have bigger congregations than we have been seeing for a considerable time. Our webcam is reaching people far from Longford.”

2015.05.18.

Irish charities forced to cut services despite recovery

Survey shows 33% of charities had to cut back or suspend services in the past year due to a lack of funding, while over 42% reported a drop in income.

2015.05.18.

Memorial service for children killed in 1916

President Higgins suggests Ireland can best remember the children killed in 1916 by ensuring that today's children fulfill their potential in peace and security.

2015.05.07.

‘Ethical remembering’ course on Irish history

Jesuit recommends cross-community education and training course at TCD about the 1912-1922 period in Irish/British history.

2015.04.21.

Primate’s tribute to President’s ethics initiative

“The Christian vocation is to seek out and accompany those who suffer a long ‘Good Friday’, and open to them the promise of resurrection."

2015.04.06.

President Higgins pays tribute to family carers

The achievement of Ireland's 187,000 family carers "are born of a spirit of giving to others."

2015.02.13.

Six candles recall Jews who died in Holocaust

President and Foreign Affairs Minister attend National Holocaust Memorial Day to honour those who perished.

2015.01.26.

Events in Paris last week shocked us: Archbishop

"It was an attack on a city, on a nation, on a culture, and on democracy."

2015.01.14.
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