Dairy farmer sets out to raise aid for Yemen

Longford-based dairy farmer Mike Magan [pictured] has made an appeal to his fellow farmers to get a “plane load of whole milk powder” for those suffering in Yemen. While watching an RTÉ feature on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Yemen, Mr Magan was struck by the image of a father feeding his starving child with…

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Aontú leader calls on Govt to condemn China abuses

Meath TD Peadar Tóibín has called on the Government to condemn the “barbaric measures” the Chinese government are using against the Uighur Muslim population in China. In a letter sent to prominent Government figures, the Aontú leader referred to the ‘demographic genocide’ being carried out on China’s Uighur population, spoken of by international experts. He…

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Fr Liam Boyle: Becoming all things to all men

Personal Profile While he finds himself ministering to the vibrant, albeit restricted, student body at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) these days, Fr Liam Boyle’s beginnings didn’t indicate this setting in later life. “As a young child, or even as a young teenager, I didn’t have any strong faith. There were certainly points where I…

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Depaul sees success despite Covid challenge

Homeless charity Depaul has revealed that they’ve helped 256 people to leave direct provision centres since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. This figure involves 140 adults and 116 children, with 55 families included. The charity worked exclusively with people who’d been granted legal status to remain in Ireland, across seven counties. Depaul’s CEO, David…

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A son guided by his mother’s hand

Personal Profile Fr Jaimie Twohig’s faith has been guided by both his earthly and heavenly mothers from its genesis, and it has coloured his very perception. “Ever since I’ve been ordained, and throughout my studies as well, it’s just a thing that I constantly have to learn, that we’re just really vessels of his love,”…