Prayers for Irish footballer battling cancer

Fellow sportsmen, sports organisations, friends and members of the public have offered their prayers to a prominent Irish footballer who is undergoing chemotherapy. Liam Miller (36), who won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland (RoI) between 2004 and 2009 and played midfield for Celtic and Manchester United, is battling pancreatic cancer. Social media was…

Paradise Papers reveal ‘immoral’ tax avoidance as homeless suffer

Elaborate tax dodging methods used by wealthy Irish people and companies revealed in the Paradise Papers have been condemned by Catholic charity workers who are fighting the homeless crisis. After 13.4 million records were leaked to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung some of Ireland’s wealthiest businessmen and celebrities were linked to valuable assets stashed in offshore…

Irish nun’s assault spurs internet wave of support

After an Irish nun’s admission she was spat at by a member of the public last month there’s been an overwhelmingly positive, and supportive response. The nun, who is a former principle of a Catholic school in Dublin, lamented that many people’s attitude towards nuns drastically changed in Ireland after the “horrible” abuse scandals. Her…

Children leaving State care face immediate homelessness

A huge proportion of young people leaving State care are becoming homeless as social workers scramble to find accommodation, according to several Irish charities. The Department of Youth Affairs offers an aftercare service which aims to offer guidance and practical supports with regards to education, financial support, social network support and training for young people…

A film made to inspire Faith

Mary’s Land spreads across Ireland with Catholic message, writes Chai Brady     Although box office success seems to be the driving factor behind many of today’s high-grossing films, one man would be happy if his creation touched just one person’s life. Being cynical about the film industry isn’t hard. As sequel after questionable sequel…