Category: Irish News

Archbishop tells minister of ‘deep concern’ over criminalising public worship

The Primate of All-Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin has expressed “deep concern” regarding the criminalising of public worship despite Church cooperation with public health messaging, in a meeting with the Minister for Health today. Archbishop Eamon met with Minister Stephen Donnelly and Dr Colette Bonner from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer in the afternoon…

Taoiseach praises Church leaders for peace building in North

Church leaders were praised for their “ongoing contribution to peace building” in the North by Taoiseach Micheál Martin following a meeting yesterday. The Taoiseach and Church leaders also agreed they “look forward to the time when church services and other in-person activities can resume”. Primate of All-Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin, Church of Ireland Primate of…

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‘Lord take him by the hand and bring him home’ – moving tributes paid to Shay Healy

John McColgan, founder of Riverdance, said a “quiet prayer” for his friend, the Irish songwriter and broadcaster Shay Healy after he died following a “hard-fought battle” with Parkinson’s. Mr McColgan first met Shay Healy in the 1960s and said they remained friends ever since. Speaking on the Brendan O’Connor radio show, he spoke of how…

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