Remembering Fr Coote

Posted on 29. Aug, 2019 in Depression, Mental Health, Relationships, Suicide, Young people

Fr Tony Coote passed away on Wednesday, August 28th, following a battle with motor neurone disease. He was a much loved priest and in particular well remember for his time in UCD as a chaplain helping others. In this piece from 2007, we hear him talk about the work he did for parents who had […]

The Joy of Reading

Posted on 22. Aug, 2019 in Education, Schools, Young people

In this piece from March 2005, we look at the joy of reading. Reading is beneficial to people of all ages. Megan White, librarian and teacher, talks to Miriam Gormally about her love of reading, her favourite books and the recent event in her library for multiple sclerosis. She talks about what , in her […]

The Challenge of Pornography

Posted on 25. Jul, 2019 in Addiction, Christian Values, Community, Sexuality, Young people

The recent case of the murder of Ana Kriegel, shocked the country. One of the boys who was convicted of the crime was also found to have had thousands of images of pornography on his phone, some of which were violent. It raised questions around how much porn young people are seeing and whether it’s […]

New Youth Ministry

Posted on 16. Jul, 2019 in Christian Values, Young people, Youth

Terry Howard SJ speaks to Pat Coyle about setting up a young adult ministry in Belfast in collaboration with the Diocese of Down and Connor. He is currently full-time chaplain at Ulster University and has previously worked with Slí Eile Young Adult Ministry in Dublin. He talks about the importance of taking things slowly and […]

Hope Foundation

Posted on 16. Jul, 2019 in Relationships, Schools, Young people

Young people all over Ireland are enjoying their summer holidays, likely glad of the break. However there are many more children in the world who don’t get to go school and who would love access to education. In this piece from 2009, we hear from Maureen Forest who runs the Hope foundation, which helps street […]

Cenacolo – Hope for the Addict

Posted on 04. Jul, 2019 in Addiction, Church Teachings, Drugs, Faith and Justice, Young people

.  A recent report on drug use in Ireland, showed that their usage in Ireland was increasing. In this piece from our archives this week, from July 2006, we look at what hope there is for the addict. The piece is from the Cenacolo community in Knock The Cenacolo community was founded by Sr. Elvira […]

Passing the Baton

Posted on 20. Jun, 2019 in Charity, Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid, Places of Conflict, Vocation, Young people

Fr John Skinnader is a Spiritan missionary who has been living and working in the newly formed country of South Sudan since 2012. Before that he lived in Ethiopia, saying there is no comparison in terms of development and that Ethiopia is like living in American compared to South Sudan. South Sudan gained its independence […]

In Memory of Lyra McKee

Posted on 02. May, 2019 in Community, Crime, Death, Young people

The death of Lyra McKee should be the end of all violence in Northern Ireland, so says Don Mullan, author and journalist who grew up only 200 metres away from the street where Lyra was shot. She was killed by indiscriminate fire as she observed clashes between police and New IRA dissidents on the Creggan estate […]

Protecting Babies

Posted on 04. Apr, 2019 in Community, Crime, Death, Ecology, Humanitarian Aid, Young people

 Aoife Hearne from Operation Transformation to host ‘Tigers’ The promotion of formula is very problematic, so says Aoife Hearne, Dietician from Operation Transformation and member of BFGLI, Baby Feeding Law Group Ireland. BFGLI They will be holding a private screening of the movie ‘Tigers’ in the Light House cinema in Dublin on Monday April 8th. 12 years […]

Buy a Hoodie to Build a School

Posted on 07. Feb, 2019 in Achievement, Community, Humanitarian Aid, Schools, Young people

Will Robbins is a Gonzaga student who has set up a business selling hoodies to raise money to build a secondary school in Zambia. Here he talks with Pat Coyle about how a chance encounter in Zambia, turned him into a social entrepreneur (with a little help from his friends). He discusses his experience building […]