INTO calls out Medmark’s treatment of medically vulnerable

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has called out the teachers’ occupational health service Medmark for advising that teachers with underlying conditions return to schools as they re-open, describing the move as “grossly unfair”. INTO has further called on the Government to intervene so that members can appeal against their Medmark decisions, and have the…

Unearthing Ireland’s religious past

New technology offers a fascinating insight into the religious nature of the early Irish writes Jason Osborne The veil of time has been pulled back and a direct glimpse into Ireland’s pre-historic past was offered as a joint team of archaeologists from Belfast and Aberdeen unearthed what they believe to be evidence of a series…

For rugby ace Billy, Christ is No. 1

England and Saracens star No.8 Billy Vunipola has attributed his reluctance to kneel as part of the English Premiership’s anti-racism protest to his Christian Faith. Before a recent clash between Saracens and Bristol, Mr Vunipola stood, while the majority of his team-mates took a knee. Explaining his decision on The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby podcast,…

Places of worship attacked every three days in North

There have been over 600 attacks on places of worship in Northern Ireland in the past five years, prompting calls for action to protect churches and other religious buildings. Following a Freedom of Information request to the police, Christian Action Research and Education (CARE), have discovered that since 2014/15, there have been 601 crimes recorded…

Learning as we go

As parishes adapt to new ways to celebrate rites of initiation, technology is easing the transition, writes Jason Osborne In the current climate, preparation for the sacraments has been grievously complicated. The Catechetics Council of the Irish Bishops Conference, convened by Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick Diocese, identified a gap in the preparation of school…