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Irish Jesuit honoured by Zambian government

Fr Michael Kelly (89) from Co. Offaly conferred with the Order of Distinguished Service for his work in developing strategies for HIV prevention.

2018.11.06.

Hunger a serious problem in more than 50 countries, says Concern Worldwide

Globally, 124 million people are suffering from acute hunger and, in some cases, starvation – an increase from 80 million two years ago.

2018.10.13.

Trócaire’s Éamonn Meehan to retire

At the time of his appointment as Executive Director in 2013 Éamonn Meehan saw the overseas work of Trócaire as being at the heart of tackling worldwide challenges of poverty, inequality and injustice.

2018.05.02.

Sr Anne Griffin shortlisted for 2017 Dóchas Award

Irish missionary has accompanied the community of El Mozote in El Salvador in seeking justice and redress over a 1981 massacre in which 1,000 people were tortured and murdered, including 400 children, by state military forces.

2017.10.24.

Irish Aid launches annual report

“2016 saw the scale of humanitarian need in the world reach record levels with over 130 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Ireland is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to ease the plight of civilians caught up in conflicts and natural disasters,” - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D.

2017.09.29.

Death of Irish-born former nuncio to Rwanda, Ethiopia and New Zealand

As head of the diplomatic corps in Ethiopia at the time of the famine, Archbishop Thomas White was responsible for coordinating the contributions of many countries and charities in support of those who were starving.

2017.05.09.

Mother Kevin: a cause for celebration

The Irish woman’s greatest legacy is the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St Francis, which has more than 550 members in Africa today.

2016.11.20.

Missionaries helped 2.5 million in 2015

"Missionaries have always had the unique foresight and commitment to target the world’s most difficult challenges" - Heydi Foster, CEO of Misean Cara.

2016.07.05.

Barney Curley receives ‘Human Dignity Award’

Ireland's most famous gambler, having raised millions of euro for schools and hospitals in Africa, is honoured by Oireachtas Human Dignity Group.

2015.12.06.

Primate appeals for cohesive plan for refugees

“We are being confronted with a human tragedy that requires a generous political and church partnership to help meet the needs of these vulnerable people."

2015.10.26.

Venerable John Sullivan’s crucifix blessings sought

“Young people are searching, faith is very much relevant to them."

2015.09.29.

Missionary concerned by statelessness of migrants

More than 50 million stateless people around the world today are prey to exploitation.

2014.12.06.

Irish overseas volunteers much prized says Minister

New initiative aimed at increasing the number of Irish volunteers.

2013.10.17.
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