Ruling on work ban

Posted on 08. Jun, 2017 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Immigrants, Refugees

A Burmese man who spent eight years in direct provision before getting refugee status has won his Supreme Court appeal over laws preventing him working here while still an asylum seeker. The seven judge court unanimously agreed the absolute ban was “in principle” unconstitutional but postponed making any formal orders for six months to allow the […]

Climate Change Recommendations

Posted on 16. May, 2017 in Community, Ecology, Health, Immigrants, Natural Disaster

The Irish Dáil recently declared a climate emergency and implementing changes as recommended by the Citizen’s Assembly to make Ireland a Climate change leader. Trócaire has been working for years to get Climate change recognised as the emergency that it is. Having worked for years at the coalface of disaster intervention, Eoghan Rice from Trócaire […]

Building Bridges not Walls

Posted on 25. Feb, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Environment, Human Trafficking, Immigrants

Pope Francis recently has recently returned from a trip to Mexico. During his trip he was questioned regarding Donal Trumps policy to build a wall if elected. Pope Francis replied that “a person who thinks only about building walls… and not of building bridges, is not Christian”. Donal Trump responded with criticism. Miriam Gormally met with […]

Integrating Islam

Posted on 04. Feb, 2016 in Community, Family, Immigrants, Islam

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri is the head Imam of Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational and Cultural Centre Ireland. Born in Pakistan to a scholarly family, he moved to Holland when he was very young, then moved to Ireland in 2004. He writes articles and lectures on Islam and interfaith relations. Keen to promote integration and thus prevent extremism, he […]

Pope Francis in America

Posted on 01. Oct, 2015 in Faith Groups, Human Trafficking, Immigrants, Media, Politics, Pope Francis

Recently Pope Francis created great expectation and excitement on his tour to America. Fr. Michael Collins, author of the book, “Francis; Bishop of Rome” also went to America to be there to witness Pope Francis’ trip as well as promote his recent book, “Pope Francis, A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope”. Here he talks […]

Understanding Islam

Posted on 24. Sep, 2015 in Immigrants, Islam, Media

The Islamic religion has come under increasing scrutiny as the rise of the extremist group Isis are causing more and more people to flee Syria and come to Europe. Canon Patrick Comerford is a lecturer in Anglicanism, Litury and Church History in The Church of Ireland Theological Institute. His research interests include Christian–Muslim relations, and […]

Responding to Refuges

Posted on 10. Sep, 2015 in Charity, Church Teachings, Community, Economy, Family, Grief, Immigrants, Young people

The sight of the body of Alyan Kurdi, the drowned boy who was tragically washed up onto a Turkish beach, highlighted the extent of the refuge crisis. His image spawned sympathy and outrage at the lack of help being offered to Syrian refuges by developing nations. His family were fleeing IS, trying to reach relations […]

The Global Freedom Network

Posted on 21. Mar, 2014 in Christian Values, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Human Trafficking, Immigrants, Islam, Prostitution, Slavery, Vatican

      On March 17 an unprecedented interfaith agreement was reached to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking across the world by 2020. It is a call to Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims, all governments and people of goodwill to join the movement against modern slavery and human trafficking. Called the “Global Freedom Network”, this […]

Fáilte Isteach

Posted on 12. Nov, 2008 in Community, Immigrants

Imagine living in a country where you have to rely on your children to communicate with others, go to the doctor or even do the shopping. This is the case for many members of Ireland’s new community. Fáilte Isteach was set up to help.  They provide language support for the immigrant community through conversational English […]


Posted on 21. Sep, 2005 in Community, Homelessness, Immigrants, Young people

Breda Hegerty presents news updates from Ireland and around the country including news that Merchants Quay Ireland has announced an increase in homeless people and drug users availing of their facilities, the Vice President of the National Conference of Priests of Ireland has called on fellow priests to support the NCPI and attend the conference, […]