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Lack of investment in schools leading to triple threat this winter

A lack of investment in primary schools is seeing teacher shortages and hikes in energy prices becoming increasingly problematic before the next academic year according to a representative of a Catholic schools’ body. Oversized classes “Unacceptably high” levels of oversized classes continue to plague Irish primary schools as well, despite improvements in recent years, according…

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Cork and Ross ‘families of parishes’ announced

Staff reporter The new structure for the diocese of Cork and Ross, with priests appointed to ‘families of parishes’, have been announced. The diocese will have 16 families of parishes each ministered by a team of priests. In the first phase, which will take place September 10, 12 families of parishes will be established, Bishop…

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Nicaraguan bishop detained by police

A Nicaraguan human rights organisation released a video August 4 showing police in riot gear outside the diocesan offices of one the country’s bishops, preventing him from leaving to celebrate Mass at the cathedral. Because the incident took place on a Thursday and Catholics were likely expecting him to show up for exposition and adoration…

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