“The Society of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland has faced many challenges over its 176 years in the country. But the current COVID-19 pandemic is probably one of the most difficult,” said new president, Rose McGowan.
"Our fear is that the impact of the pandemic will be most acute for individuals and families already living in poverty," said SVP president Kieran Stafford.
There are now very serious concerns about the consequences to the viability of Bord na Móna as an iconic Irish company, says Bishop Francis Duffy
Children are living in households which are going 24 hours without a substantial meal, or being cold because parents are unable to afford to heat the home.
The European Union has to become a caring Union, looking out for the socially deprived, Social Justice Ireland tells Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Future of the European Union.
Sr Kathleen McGarvey helped set up WIC in 2010 to enable Muslim and Christian women tackle issues of common concern such as health, literacy, unemployment and violence – both domestic and interreligious.
We bring the presence of Jesus on to our streets to bring hope, to be a blessing and to build up communion: communion with Jesus Christ, a communion that then binds us together to build wider communion and community.
Primate of All Ireland implores Saint to help Irish people rediscover the gifts of faith, hope and love.
7,000 businessmen and women from Italy’s largest manufacturing association reflect with Pontiff on the ethics of doing business.
Challenges for next government include the inadequacy of some services in hospitals & disability facilities, reduced pay, child poverty, homelessness & crime levels.
Many vulnerable sectors of Irish society have been let down, Bishop Buckley warns & urges voters to quiz election candidates on 8th Amendment.
“We are focusing far too much on the performance of the economy and not nearly enough on issues such as aging, social housing and sustainability" - Dr Seán Healy.
With over 200,000 unemployed, the Government must respect individuals who start businesses and incentivise them says Irish economist.
New research published ahead of Macra na Feirme's ‘Know Your Neighbour Campaign’ identifies issues of concern for rural communities.
“It is not for us to judge people, but that doesn't mean that we should not make objective moral judgements,” Bishop Kevin Doran.
Newstalk radio documentary looks at the plight of children with special needs abandoned because their families don't have the means to take care of them.
Practice involves workers who have to be available on a full-time basis but with a guarantee of no more than 25% actual employment and income.
Social Justice Ireland warns of "precarious" employment with an increase in the number of part-time jobs which have left many underemployed.
Unemployment is still one of Derry’s “big problems” along with the legacy of the conflict.
Bishop Edward Daly and Bishop James Mehaffey described as “two courageous figures who took huge risks for peace in the most difficult years of the Troubles”.
"Without allowing the concerns and realities of the poor to seep into its veins and consciousness, Church attempts at renewal are but organisational changes."
Tullamore parish team has been linking into the network of catholic parishes all over America via a letter writing campaign.
Tens of thousands of families lack adequate shelter while the blockade "dramatically impedes rebuilding" and contributes to desperation, bishops warn.
To shake off its malaise, he said, Europe needs to recover a sense of values and mission, one foundation for which is religious conviction.
Families with children, headed by a single parent, have been hardest hit by recessionary measures.
Calls for assistance to the SVP’s regional offices have increased by over 100% since 2009.
"There is an entire generation of people that is not studying or working. This culture of waste is very serious," Pope tells journalists.
Archbishop addresses Caritas Europa's Regional Conference in Soesterberg in the Netherlands.
Only 10 EU member states responded to UNHCR appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees.