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Primate’s St Patrick’s Day message highlights uncertainty over Brexit

Families across the island of Ireland - including those who live and work along the border and those who make their living from farming, business and haulage - have expressed anxiety about the future to Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.03.17.

A very green St Patrick’s Day message from President Higgins for 2019

“On this special day let us renew our commitment to equality, social justice and care for all our vulnerable people, so many of whom continue to struggle for the very necessities of life.”

2019.03.16.

Birmingham announces plans for St Patrick’s Festival 2017

Last year Birmingham City Council announced cuts to grants for festivals including the St Patrick’s Day festival in the city which seriously threatened its future.

2016.08.22.

The shamrock is there to be preached not drowned!

“Patrick did not play on differences but knew that faith could build bridges rather than walls” – Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2016.03.18.

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.

Pope pays tribute to St Patrick’s spiritual stamina

"His missionary dedication reminds you, dear newlyweds, of the importance of the Christian education of your children."

2016.03.18.

Lá le Pádraig is a day of celebration and challenge

We cannot think of Patrick - the captive, the slave in exile, the undocumented, the migrant - without acknowledging the enormous humanitarian challenges facing so many.

2016.03.17.

Shamrock blessed at ecumenical service in DIT

St Patrick speaks of the importance of God and the Trinity; the triumph of good over evil; and autobiography as a vehicle of spiritual and personal expression.

2016.03.17.

Archbishops in show of unity ahead of St Patrick Day

Archbishops Jackson and Martin to visit the new DIT Campus in Grangegorman for a religious service and the blessing of the shamrock.

2016.03.15.

Plans underway to twin Kilkenny cathedrals

There are many people whose ancestors are from Kilkenny in Ireland buried in the graveyard of St Paul’s Cathedral in Kilkenny, Minnesota.

2015.10.09.

Emigrants’ pack issued for St Patrick’s Day

Some 81,900 people left Irish shores between April 2013 and April 2014 though it appears the number of people emigrating has begun to fall.

2015.03.17.

St Patrick’s Day vigil to be held on Hill of Slane

President Higgins to attend Mass and the blessing of shamrock at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2015.03.17.

Future of UK’s largest St Patrick’s parade in doubt

Birmingham City Council plans to end funding for city’s annual St Patrick’s Festival from 2016.

2015.02.15.

Crosscare urges Govt to connect with Irish diaspora

Call for email database of Irish emigrants abroad to be created to keep in touch with the quarter of a million Irish people have left the State since 2008.

2014.10.02.

IBDI plea for an alcohol free St Patrick’s Day

Parental influence more significant than peers in young people's attitude to alcohol.

2014.03.15.

Faithful urged to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Mass

Call for Govt to increase resettlement commitment to victims of Syrian conflict to 300.

2014.03.13.

St Patrick’s values still present in the Irish: President

Theme of migration very much part of national story and defined us as a society and people.

2014.03.11.

Pioneers promote Lenten alcohol-free challenge

Hazards of alcohol abuse highlighted by Neknomination craze.

2014.03.04.
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