“It is the little island of Ireland stepping up as much as it can in terms of awareness so that people realise that human trafficking is hidden in plain sight, and there is so much trafficking beyond the sex trade” – Anne Kelleher, Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT).
Archbishop Neary pays tribute to young people’s “very significant contribution” to the local church, from teaching computers to the elderly to caring for people with special needs on pilgrimage to Lourdes.
“Back-to-school this week has been a really exciting time for lots of children and their parents. But for many low income and struggling households, the preparation for the new school year has been a huge source of stress and anxiety”.
“When you serve the poor, help the suffering or those in need, God will find you,” Fr Peter McVerry tells Transition Year students in County Tipperary.
Jesuit publication has introduced a special four-page supplement - Re:link - which is geared towards teenagers and contains interviews with young people, refugees, and on topics such as how people become saints.