Ireland Shed a Tear?

Posted on 03. Nov, 2016 in Community, Death, Discrimination, Family, Uncategorized

Ireland Shed a Tear is a play by Michael Collins looking at the fallout of the tragedy of Carrickmines. He said that initially the outpouring of grief and support suggested that there would be a real public examination of how travellers are treated in society. But he now observes that things quickly went back to […]

The Immigrant’s Dilemma

Posted on 04. Aug, 2016 in Charity, Church Teachings, Community, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Poverty

Every year in August, we share some of our archive pieces. This year our pieces come from 2007. Here is a piece that is still pertinent for today – being an immigrant. How many of us ever stop to think about what it really must be like to land in a strange country, knowing no-one […]

Oscar Wilde

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 in Book Reviews, Celibacy/Sexuality, Church Teachings, Discrimination

Oscar Wilde and the Catholic Church certainly make for a strange combination, but Father Leonardo Sapienza, head of protocol at the Vatican, published a book called, “Provocations: Aphorisms for an Anti-conformist Christianity” devoting a large section to quotes by Oscar Wilde.  This use of a homosexual icon is no doubt a surprise to many.  Miriam Gormally […]

Integrating Ireland

Posted on 16. Jul, 2015 in Christian Values, Community, Discrimination, Economy, Refugees

Ireland has become ones of the most globalised economies in the world. People from all over the world are coming to work and live in this country. Dr. Jean-Pierre Eyanga Ekumeloko is one such person, who arrived in Ireland in 1997. Qualified as a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, he was unable to work here, even […]

The Global Freedom Network

Posted on 21. Mar, 2014 in Christian Values, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Human Trafficking, Immigrants, Islam, Prostitution, Slavery, Vatican

      On March 17 an unprecedented interfaith agreement was reached to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking across the world by 2020. It is a call to Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims, all governments and people of goodwill to join the movement against modern slavery and human trafficking. Called the “Global Freedom Network”, this […]

The Bully

Posted on 22. Aug, 2013 in Discrimination, Relationships, Schools

A piece from our archive – January 10th 2007 Bullying is a huge problem in schools throughout the country.  But what goes on in the minds of the bully and how can we help them change their ways?  Cathy Finnegan is a guidance councillor in Wilson Hospital School in Co. Westmeath and is currently undertaking […]

Disability/Ability Attitudes

Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 in Different abilities, Discrimination

Kanchi is an award winning enterprise which exists to enhance the relationship between disability and society.  Working with business and media leadership, Kanchi has developed unique and creative initiatives to change the social landscape for people with disabilities. Miriam Gormally spoke with Gabrielle Murphy, Kanchi’s Managing Director, who began by explaining what they are aiming […]

Inspiring People

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 in Different abilities, Discrimination

Caroline Casey is a former management consultant with Accenture, she is also visually impaired to the degree that she is registered as legally blind.  Nine years ago Caroline set up the Aisling Foundation with the aim of enhancing the relationship between disability and society.  As Aisling became more internationalised the name was changed to Kanchi.  […]

Positive Ageing

Posted on 17. Sep, 2008 in Different abilities, Discrimination

We are all ageing and yet many of our images of older people are negative. Positive Ageing Week is running from 26 September to Saturday 4 October 2008. It is sponsored by ESB and organised by Age Action Ireland to celebrating ageing and highlight the fact that ageing can be an opportunity and not a […]

Slavery in Ireland

Posted on 16. Apr, 2008 in Crime, Discrimination, Poverty

Despite the abolition of slavery over 100 years ago, there continues to be exploitation of people throughout the world. Dr. Daire Keogh is a lecturer of History with St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and conference speaker on the topic of modern day slavery. He answered Miriam Gormally’s question about whether there are still forms of slavery […]