Low effort DIY

Looking to do some DIY in your spare time? Róise McGagh shares some tips for getting started with minimal materials   Hanging around the house for such an extended period of time is no easy feat. One of the nice things about these times is that you can finally start to get stuck into that…

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Sr Stan appeals for more support

Sr Stan has appealed for support for Focus Ireland as a video of a child teaching other children how to avoid Covid-19 gained traction online. The video of the child who is homeless demonstrating how washing hands kills the virus has over 20,000 views across social media. Sr Stan said: “This crisis is additional stress for…

How to build your own secret fort

Children’s corner   Being around family 24/7 can be pretty tough. Sometimes you just want to go and do something fun outside but that’s unfortunately something that’s not on the cards for a little while at least. However, you can create your own private, cosy space inside your own home with minimal materials. A place…

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Pro-Life groups express outrage at through-the-post abortion pills

Pro-life groups have expressed their concern at the provisions set out for abortions in the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The Northern Irish pro-life group, Precious Life have condemned the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) introduction of through-the-post abortion pills in Northern Ireland. Bernadette Smyth, Director of Precious Life, said the group is currently seeking legal advice…

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Aontú leader thanks priests and religious

Peadar Tóibín expressed his thanks for all of the priests and religious for their work in the current crisis in a Tweet on Easter Sunday. The leader of Aontú told The Irish Catholic: “It think it’s really important that we recognise that the priests and religious have played a phenomenally important role over the last…

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The Therapeutic Effects of Gardening

Róise McGagh looks at how gardening can be not only a great hobby, but can have a positive impact on your mindset and mental well-being “If you put a seed in the ground it will do it’s best to grow,” says Jennifer Sleeman, an environmentalist and prominent Catholic convert now in her 90th year. She…

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