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Children still living in poverty in Ireland

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.

2017.12.21.

Future of Ireland and EU – a choice, not a chance.

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.

2017.12.01.

Women’s Interfaith Council in Nigeria honours Irish missionary

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.

2017.10.31.

Corpus Christi processions are about hope, blessings and communion

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.

2017.06.19.

Archbishop Martin welcomes St Anthony’s relics to Armagh

Primate of All Ireland implores Saint to help Irish people rediscover the gifts of faith, hope and love.

2016.06.17.

Business must favour dignity of every person: Pope

7,000 businessmen and women from Italy’s largest manufacturing association reflect with Pontiff on the ethics of doing business.

2016.02.28.

Abortion is not just an issue in Ireland: Bishop

Challenges for next government include the inadequacy of some services in hospitals & disability facilities, reduced pay, child poverty, homelessness & crime levels.

2016.02.15.

‘There is no moral justification for a lack of housing’

Many vulnerable sectors of Irish society have been let down, Bishop Buckley warns & urges voters to quiz election candidates on 8th Amendment.

2016.02.14.

By 2031 there will be one million over 65s in Ireland

“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.

2015.08.31.

Work is sacred states Pope Francis

With over 200,000 unemployed, the Government must respect individuals who start businesses and incentivise them says Irish economist.

2015.08.22.

Contact with elderly neighbours a priority: survey

New research published ahead of Macra na Feirme's ‘Know Your Neighbour Campaign’ identifies issues of concern for rural communities.

2015.07.14.

Bishop questions arguments based on emotion

“It is not for us to judge people, but that doesn't mean that we should not make objective moral judgements,” Bishop Kevin Doran.

2015.07.10.

Irish volunteers provide lifeline to Haiti’s abandoned

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.

2015.06.26.

Bishop slates employers over zero-hour contracts

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.

2015.05.05.

272,000 fewer full-time jobs in Ireland today

Social Justice Ireland warns of "precarious" employment with an increase in the number of part-time jobs which have left many underemployed.

2015.04.28.

Bishop Daly says 3,000 jobs would lift Derry

Unemployment is still one of Derry’s “big problems” along with the legacy of the conflict.

2015.04.16.

Freedom of Derry conferred on two retired bishops

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”.

2015.03.25.

Diocese of Limerick celebrates Synod Sunday

"Without allowing the concerns and realities of the poor to seep into its veins and consciousness, Church attempts at renewal are but organisational changes."

2015.02.08.

Parish seeks investors to help recession-hit town

Tullamore parish team has been linking into the network of catholic parishes all over America via a letter writing campaign.

2015.02.04.

Group of sixteen bishops highlight Gaza suffering

Tens of thousands of families lack adequate shelter while the blockade "dramatically impedes rebuilding" and contributes to desperation, bishops warn.

2015.01.17.

Pope’s address challenges Europe’s politicians

To shake off its malaise, he said, Europe needs to recover a sense of values and mission, one foundation for which is religious conviction.

2014.11.27.

Pope Francis thanks working mothers

Theirs is a call “to work and at the same time to the family.”

2014.07.09.

SVP urges restoration of One Parent Family payment

Families with children, headed by a single parent, have been hardest hit by recessionary measures.

2014.07.07.

Budget 2015 must tackle poverty and social exclusion

Calls for assistance to the SVP’s regional offices have increased by over 100% since 2009.

2014.06.25.

Pope’s prayer intentions for June focus on Europe and jobs crisis

"There is an entire generation of people that is not studying or working. This culture of waste is very serious," Pope tells journalists.

2014.05.29.

Youth unemployment higher than official statistics

Archbishop addresses Caritas Europa's Regional Conference in Soesterberg in the Netherlands.

2014.05.24.

JRS Ireland quiz EU stance on forced migration

Only 10 EU member states responded to UNHCR appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees.

2014.05.22.

Charity equips women to enter workforce in style!

Over half the women equipped by Dress for Success Dublin got job applications.

2014.03.22.

Troika’s approach to bailout morally unethical: SJI

Troika’s selective use of data led to inaccurate analysis which led to inappropriate policy decisions.

2014.01.19.

Bishop prays that Haass talks will energise political realm

Concern over "recent violent threats to public safety and security on our streets."

2013.12.19.
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