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Robert Mugabe leaves mixed legacy in Zimbabwe says Trócaire

“I am constantly struck by the complexity of this beautiful country where the people are its richest asset. Yet this beauty is often overshadowed by the devastating impacts of those who rule and leave a very mixed legacy behind them” – Sarah McCan, Trócaire.

2019.09.10.

Bishop appeals on behalf of Trócaire’s Cyclone Idai relief efforts

“The terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters in southern Africa as a result of Cyclone Idai cries out for a generous response on our part.”

2019.03.26.

Cyclone destroys parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Food, shelter, medicines, safe water and other basics are the most immediate needs of flood victims who are staying in evacuation centres.

2019.03.21.

Trócaire’s human rights garden scoops Gold at Bloom2018

Garden sought to “shine a light" on people being evicted from lands in Central America, extractive industries polluting natural resources like water in Zimbabwe, and the work of human rights defenders in Israel/Palestine.”

2018.06.06.

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.

Fear and hope as Zimbabwe’s future lies in balance

Irish Trócaire Country Director in Harare describes the mood of the country.

2017.11.18.

Zimbabwe honours “dedicated missionary and man of God”

Fr Paschal Slevin’s life as a Catholic missionary “highlights his basic humanitarian, rather than strictly political, contribution to the quality of life of the citizens of his adopted country.”

2017.08.16.

Irish OFMs have a new provincial – Fr Aidan McGrath

Before his election, Fr Aidan had been serving as General Secretary to the Franciscan Order in Rome.

2017.07.03.

Portlaoise Parish launch for Catholic Schools Week

By virtue of being Catholic our school system is already committed to genuine pluralism and inclusion, respectful of the beliefs of all parents and pupils.

2017.01.30.

Calls for urgent action on African drought

“If we wait to see the images that haunted us thirty years ago before we intervene, we will have failed the people of Ethiopia."

2016.07.07.

Pope appoints Irish priest as bishop in Zimbabwe

Fr Paul Horan OCarm succeeds Bishop Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa as leader of the diocese of Mutare.

2016.05.29.

Celebrated Franciscan tenor to play two Irish dates

Friar Alessandro, best known as 'the Singing Friar from Assisi', will perform in Athlone and Killarney next week.

2016.04.10.

Last year 36.9 million people were living with HIV

Figures released by the HSE in June showed that new HIV cases in Ireland have reached their highest point in five years.

2015.12.02.

Schedule for Pope Francis’s visit to Africa unveiled

Irish missionary, Fr Eddie Murphy, believes the papal visit will highlight the extent to which the Church in Africa is dynamic and still growing.

2015.10.19.

Portlaoise willing to take several refugee families

A committee has been set up in the Co Laois town to locate and prepare housing for refugee families.

2015.09.09.

John Bradburne recalled on anniversary of his death

Claims of at least two miraculous cures linked to Bradburne.

2014.09.06.

Trócaire advocacy in Zimbabwe turning tide on HIV /AIDs stigma  

Work of teams contributes to decision to allocate $300 million to health budget.

2014.05.29.
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