A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A new coalition has been formed to end spiralling youth homelessness.
Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
A Loreto nun working as a school principal in war-torn South Sudan is to be the recipient of the tenth international humanitarian award in honour of the Killarney priest, Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty.
Mon, 04 Sep, 2017
Nearly 608,000 people, one in six of the country’s adults, contacted the Citizens Information Services last year.
Fri, 14 Jul, 2017
Sr Philomena O'Sullivan, a Columban sister originally from North Cork, has been named June Cork Person of the Month in recognition of her fifty years work as a nursing missionary in Korea.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
Having a keen interest in the work of German spiritual teacher and philosopher Eckhart Tolle, I was somehow willing the universe to introduce me to the teachings of homegrown philosopher, John O’Donoghue.
Sat, 03 Jun, 2017
Last Sunday, shortly after lunchtime, Peter Boylan, the eminent ex-master of the National Maternity Hospital at Holles St, picked up his phone to send a text.
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017
A US-based nun has revealed how she was ’sold’ by the Bessborough mother-and -baby home to an American family in an organised adoption in 1954 and how she was reunited with her birth mother over 50 years later.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
Every cloud has a silver lining and 2016 proved to be no exception. looks at the year that was through eight Irish people who made the year that bit brighter
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
Tue, 08 Nov, 2016
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016
FOR the second time in as many days, a charity at the coalface of homelessness in Ireland warns the number of people using its services has reached an all-time high.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
Thu, 11 Aug, 2016
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
An aspiring nun who was told she couldn’t enter a convent until her student loan debt was paid off has used an online appeal to get the money.
Mon, 18 Jul, 2016
Cork ICA Federation marks its 80th birthday next year and celebrations are set to start early in the New Year.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was upbeat at the 15th Young Social Innovators awards ceremony in Dublin yesterday.
Wed, 11 May, 2016
A young Irish nun described by her family as a superstar died with five others in Saturday’s Ecuador earthquake as she tried to lead them to safety.
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016
A nun from Derry has been confirmed as one of the victims of the weekend's earthquake in Ecuador.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Chris Eubank Sr criticised the referee's handling of his son's fight with Nick Blackwell while Michael Watson was left with a feeling of "deja vu" as Eubank Jr's opponent remained in an induced coma last night.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
The first of Cork’s three-day meeting takes place this afternoon, and Sr Carthage can make the most of the conditions to take the valuable Cork Handicap for Jim Bolger.
Sat, 26 Mar, 2016
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016
James Creedon, a journalist based in Paris for France 24, spent a year recording the memories of his elderly cousin, the last Irish missionary nun in Japan. As he turns the footage into a documentary, he tells her story.
Sat, 07 Nov, 2015
When an elderly nun shouted “help” after being attacked when walking to morning mass in Limerick city centre, nobody came to her assistance.
Thu, 01 Oct, 2015
She has helped the old and young; offered a helping hand to the sick and poor; and passed on words of wisdom to those who needed it. You could be forgiven for thinking the subject is a saint from days long gone — but Sister Emmanuel Leonard is very much alive and active.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
Focus Ireland slams government policy as user rate rose from 8,000 in 2012 to 11,500 last year
Sun, 20 Sep, 2015
We had one hell of an emotional response to the photographs of Aylan Kurdi, writes
Mon, 07 Sep, 2015
Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has admitted she could never have imagined that the homelessness situation would be as bad as it is now when she founded Focus Ireland 30 years ago.
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
A Kentucky sheriff has defended a deputy officer who restrained two disabled elementary schoolchildren by using handcuffs, last autumn. The sheriff says the deputy did nothing wrong.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
A doctors’ group has called for an immediate ban on alcohol sports sponsorship.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2015
The death of a school principal in the River Lee earlier this year bore all the hallmarks of an accident, Cork’s City coroner said yesterday.
Fri, 08 May, 2015
Students from Largy College in Clones, Co Monaghan, were yesterday named the Young Social Innovators for 2015.
Thu, 07 May, 2015
CATHY Belton is having a ball playing Patricia Hennessy in new TV3 soap Red Rock.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2015
A Kerry-born nun who spent her life helping people affected by addiction found she could not rest easy in her bed in Dublin last weekend, knowing there were homeless people lying on the ground outside.
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015
As a State, we are either unwilling or unable to face up to our past, and our shameful treatment of women, writes ConallÓ Fátharta
Tue, 26 Aug, 2014
The death of Sr Paula Buckley in a double tragedy at Inch Strand last week in Kerry had left two families in mourning, the chief celebrant at her funeral Mass said yesterday.
Wed, 20 Aug, 2014
It was the end of another day which had, up to that point, been uneventful for the lifeguards. Just after 7pm, they were routinely taking down the flag at a popular strand in the south-west.
Sat, 16 Aug, 2014
Both nuns were from Tipperary and were highly regarded among the leaders of the Presentation Order in this country.
Sat, 16 Aug, 2014
Over 10,000 people found themselves having to avail of the services of a leading homeless charity last year.
Thu, 24 Jul, 2014
The Archbishop of Dublin has described the newly canonised popes John XXIII and John Paul II as men “who in their day to day ordinary lives try heroically to live the Christian life”.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2014
Relics of the two popes to be canonised tomorrow are to be installed during the St Peter’s ceremony in Tralee’s Dominican priory.
Sat, 26 Apr, 2014
The justice minister has been ordered to hand over documentation which Nora Wall, a former nun, says she needs for her miscarriage-of-justice case over her wrongful conviction for raping a 12-year-old girl.
Fri, 21 Mar, 2014
A building that once housed the 18th century South Presentation Convent and School is to be transformed into a €10m visitor centre and “a sacred space for contemplation” in the heart of Cork City.
Sat, 22 Feb, 2014
WITH Julian Assange avoiding arrest in an embassy and Edward Snowden avoiding arrest in an airport, both in trouble for effecting voluminous leaks of secret data, the Russian security guys have decided it’s time to go back to the future.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2013