Category: Family & Lifestyle

Faith in the Family

We are in the midst of the Easter Season and I for one am glad that it is a season and not simply a day. I need time for Easter to grow gradually. I have struggled with stones and tombs this year and have needed a slow gentle dawning rather than exuberant exclamations of joy.…

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Warning over ‘eye-watering’ levels of youth unemployment The National Youth Council of Ireland has described the level of youth unemployment in Ireland as “eye-watering” and warned of a major social and economic crisis if young people continue to be unable to get onto the jobs ladder. Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week, Deputy director of the…

Where there is a Will, there is a way

Now may be the perfect time to get our legal affairs in order writes solicitor Elaine Byrne The pandemic may have been a time when many of us have reflected on and considered our legal affairs. In this article I would like to look at various matters which may be on our minds and also…

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Dad’s Diary

My two-year-old has now spent most of her life under coronavirus restrictions. Of course, she doesn’t understand the bigger picture, but she does know that, at times, the Government stops the older children from going to school and her from going to her beloved childminder. She knows that sometimes we are not allowed go to…

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The privilege of opening space for women

Personal Profile Dr Jessie Rogers made history recently, becoming the first lay person and the first woman to be dean of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. To her, it seemed as natural as anything – but she recognises the privilege and responsibility that comes from the appointment. “From my own internal experience of Maynooth, it didn’t…

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Family News & Events

Language workshops The Dublin School of Drama and Communications is offering a range of classes for both children and adults looking to develop public speaking, confidence, and performative abilities. Elocution classes, vocal training and public speaking and communications classes are all on offer, as well as children’s group drama, roleplays and various other workshops. For…

Meditation and dying to self

Mindful Living So here we are again in Holy Week – a week when we are invited to recall the sacred rhythm of the spiritual life: the inevitable cycle of death, burial, and resurrection. For all of this week we celebrate the paschal mystery, the passion of Jesus and his resurrection as Christ because, as…

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