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Second round of safeguarding reviews in dioceses has begun

NBSCCCI highlights the impact Data Protection Acts has had on National Board's ability to monitor safeguarding.


Papal visit manager becomes Scouting Ireland CEO

Incoming CEO says the scout system of progressive self-education is a proven success in building resilient, confident young people.


Death of Eugene Greene opens wounds and raises questions

“While at all times honouring the wish of those survivors who may not want to be contacted by the Church, I wish to offer my support and invitation to meet with anyone who has suffered abuse.”


We cannot relent on safeguarding – Bishop Leahy

“Failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues which abuse presents has, at times, compounded the profound and harmful impact on the lives of many young and vulnerable persons.”


Sr Stan Calls for More Action on Youth Homelessness


A leading campaigner against homelessness in Ireland has called for more action on youth homelessness.

Speaking at a conference on youth homelessness at Thomond Park [...]


Home-sharers wanted for short-term fostering in Mayo

Western Care is on a mission to recruit at least 20 host families within the next six months.


Bishop of Limerick calls for support for Syrian refugees

50 refugees who have fled violence in Syria will resettle throughout Limerick city and county at the end of this month, and another 50 over the course of the year.


TDs urged to put children first & quickly form govt

Failure to invest in prevention and early intervention is a failure to protect vulnerable children, Barnardos warns.


Urgent action needed to tackle homeless crisis

“It seems to be almost explicit Government policy that people are expected to live below that poverty line and we see the consequences” - Mike Allen of Focus Ireland.


Bishop outlines Ferns’ safeguarding progress

"Unintended consequences" of the focus on the mechanics of safeguarding and zero tolerance highlighted.


ACI & Archbishop discuss marriage and the family

The bishops are to set up a special review group to examine how best the Church can continue to support marriage and family life in Ireland.


Tusla withdraws funding for Accord’s courses

Funding withdrawal will apply from January 2015 and will “undermine a vital service provided to women and men preparing for marriage”.


Relief as Childline secures funds to continue service

45,000 calls would have gone unanswered, forcing "some children into silence".


Govt should research cost of family failure

Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin appointed president of ACCORD.

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