Category: Irish News

Heroic priest play set for American debut

A play about the heroic Irish priest Msgr Hugh O’Flaherty is set for its first overseas performances God Has No Country, by Kerry actor and playwright Donal Courtney about the Rome-based World War Two priest, will be performed in Rochester, New York and Penn State University, Pennsylvania in March and April. There have been proposals…

Green shoots top of bishops’ agenda for papal meeting

Staff Reporter Growth and decline are top of the agenda for the Irish bishops’ meetings with the Pope and senior Vatican officials next week, according to Archbishop Eamon Martin. This weekend sees Ireland’s bishops travelling to Rome for their first formal collective visit to the Vatican in over 10 years, with fewer than half the…

Oak jubilee for Glenstal monk

Glenstal Abbey’s oldest monk has celebrated 80 years as a professed religious. Fr Placid Murray, who is 98 years old and currently lives in a nursing home in Newport, Co. Tipperary, returned to the Limerick monastery to celebrate the Oak Jubilee of his first profession, which he made on the Feast of the Epiphany, 1937.…

Grow in Love Programme proving a winner with schools

The new Religious Education programme for primary schools, Grow in Love,  is proving a winner with teachers and parents, according to feedback offered to those rolling out the programme. Fr Dan O’Connor, Episcopal Vicar for Education in the Dublin archdiocese described  as “very positive” the response to information in-service days for teachers tasked with engaging…

Sisters Sky and Willow Shaw at the launch of the Under the Weather Campaign. Information on a wide range of common conditions like colds, flu and tummy bugs, is available at www.undertheweather.ie from the HSE and health professionals, for adults and children. Photo: Photocall Ireland

Adoration chapel in Fermoy restored St Patrick’s Church, Fermoy, Co. Cork has unveiled its newly refurbished adoration chapel. In a project aimed at reversing wear to support beams in the chapel, a full programme of work was undertaken to reverse the site’s previous layout to offer better use of four stained glass windows. In addition…

Striker thanks God for ‘scorpion kick’ goal

The footballer responsible for a spectacular ‘scorpion kick’ goal during a New Year’s game in the English premier league has said God helped him to carry off the near-impossible shot to bring his team to victory. Playing with Arsenal in the January 1 face-off against south London’s Crystal Palace, French international Olivier Giroud made the…