New altar for the ages is blessed in Sallynoggin

There was “great excitement” in a Dublin parish as their long-awaited new altar was dedicated by the Archbishop of Dublin. After decades of using a temporary altar over 300 parishioners gathered for the ceremony in Sallynoggin parish earlier this month. Parish secretary Rachel Higgins said: “There was great excitement in the parish and an overwhelming…

Having a blast with volcanoes

Children’s Corner   It’s an age-old experiment that most people are somewhat familiar with but many may not know exactly how to recreate the spectacle. Volcanoes are one of nature’s most beautiful, and devastating, phenomenon. They spur on so many questions. An easy way to teach and talk about them – or just have fun…

Bon Secours hospitals 
set for giant merger

Ireland’s largest private healthcare group, founded by the Bon Secours, is in advanced talks regarding a merger with one of the largest health groups in the US founded by the same order. Bon Secours Health Systems in Ireland have signed a letter of intent and plan to finalise an agreement over the coming months with…