Category: Opinion

‘Glitter’ and ‘Bling’or ‘Mud’ and ‘Poverty’, which would you chose? In this world of instant everything, many of us reach out for the former but there are some amongst us who make choices in life which carry them away from certainty and comfort to walk the challenging road with those whom society keeps in poverty.…

Mark Twain, the famed American author once said “Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story, unless you can’t think of anything better”. The thought struck me when I read a report in the Irish edition of The Sunday Times at the weekend with the headline ‘Trinity woman tipped as cardinal’.…

Dear Editor, How frustrating that when disgraceful shortcomings are pointed out in the State’s failure to protect and vindicate the rights of children that vested interests always blame a ‘lack of resources’. What resources were lacking when social workers, backed by the full authority of the Garda Síochána, removed two Roma children from their family…

He made much of the time he was given Brenda Drumm I met Fr Martin Clarke for the first time at my interview for the job of Communications Officer with the Catholic Communications Office (CCO) back in the summer of 2000. I was nervous about the interview panel but he immediately put me at ease.…