Climate Change Recommendations

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 in Community, Ecology, Health, Immigrants, Natural Disaster

Trócaire strongly welcomed the recommendations from the Citizen’s Assembly to implement changes that would make Ireland a Climate Change Leader. Having worked for years at the coalface of disaster intervention, Eoghan Rice from Trócaire says that climate change has now meant that aid organisations are constantly responding to famine devastated area. In the past a […]

Inspired by Mary

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Feminism/Women in the Church, Sexuality, Young people

Comedian Breda Larkin created a one-woman show, inspired by the moving statues in Ballinspittle. Called “Breda’s Way” the show started in Ballinspittle and then became an epic journey around Ireland, visiting town and grottos along the way. Bringing a statue of Mary with her for company and inspiration, she interacted with people from all walks […]

A Stormy warning?

Posted on 19. Oct, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Ecology, HIV/Aids, Natural Disasters

Hurricane Ophelia was one of the worst storm to hit Ireland in fifty years.  It is part of a trend of worsening weather involving flooding and destructive winds, which are becoming more common as the climate warms. Professor John Sweeny, lecturer at Maynooth University Geography Department says that it is only the beginning and that we […]

Celebrating St. Francis

Posted on 12. Oct, 2017 in Achievement, Christian Values, Ecology

The feast day of St Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment, is celebrated in October. In this interview with artist Eve Parnell, we look back on some of the ways that artists have celebrated and depicted St. Francis over the years. We also look at the connection between him and the current Pope […]

Ireland’s Emissions – off the charts!

Posted on 05. Oct, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid, Young people

Last week Ireland’s citizen’s assembly met to look at how Ireland can become a leader in tackling climate change. However Niamh Garvey, Trócaire’s Head of Policy and Advocacy said that Ireland’s emission are “off the charts” and are contributing to hunger and a loss of water in some of the poorest countries in the world. In […]

Understanding Irish Wisdom

Posted on 05. Oct, 2017 in Christian Values, Ecology, Festivals

Fiann O’Nuallain is the author of several books about natural herbal advice for common ailments as well as sound practical advice on mindfulness for spiritual, emotional and cognitive well being. He is also interested in how our history and religion can shape us and takes a look back into the religious and cultural history in […]

Citizens assembly

Posted on 28. Sep, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Ecology, Economy, Faith and Justice

The recent hurricanes in the Atlantic have brought the realities of climate change into focus. If we fail to address the issue, there will be ever increasing turbulent weather. This weekend the Citizens’ Assembly will convene in Dublin to look at climate change. The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) has made a submission […]

By Time is everything Revealed

Posted on 21. Sep, 2017 in Art, Cancer, Community, Ecology, Health, Medicine, Meditation, Mental Health

“By Time is everything Revealed” is the new book by author, gardener and broadcaster Fiann Ó Nualláin. In this book of mindfulness and spiritual awareness, Fiann brings old Irish proverbs to life for the current generation. Proverbs stand the test of time because, as they contain timeless wisdom that can help us lead happier, calmer and […]

Facing Climate Change

Posted on 21. Sep, 2017 in Christian Values, Ecology, Faith and Justice

The Caribbean Island have recently been hit by storms of unprecedented strength. Irish priest and well-known eco-theologian, Fr Sean McDonagh SSC, says that we can no longer afford to be complacent. These storms and worse will continue to hit until we take climate change seriously. Pointing out that Ireland has the carbon emissions of four hundred of […]

Responding to Hurricane Irma

Posted on 14. Sep, 2017 in Church of Ireland, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Natural Disasters

Rector Eileen Cremin, Church of Ireland minister in Fermoy, talks about her family who are living in Antigua and the aftermath of hurricane Irma which devastated thousands of islands across the Carribean. She talks about how the neighbouring island Barbuda was completed destroyed, but how Antigua managed to escape the worst of it. When Hurricane […]