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January, 2012

The Assassination of Journalists and Priests

January 13, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen,

The power of the truth to set free the public from ignorance, indifference and apathy is what arouses public outcry and brings about civil and political action for human rights. Journalists, priests and pastors are frequently giving voice to the long oppressed aspirations of the indigenous people and it provokes violent retaliation. Another outspoken journalist, […]


Barnardo's says more work needed to tackle child poverty

January 10, 2012 ·  , BBC News

The charity Barnardo’s has said more needs to be done to get children out of poverty. Two areas of Northern Ireland have some of the highest rates of child deprivation in the UK, according to a new report from the Campaign to End Child Poverty. West Belfast stands at 46% and Londonderry 36%. Lynda Wilson, […]


Children 'switching from TV to mobile internet'

January 10, 2012 ·  By Sean Coughlan, BBC News

Television is being pushed aside by mobile internet gadgets, a UK survey of young people’s technology suggests. The number of children with televisions in their bedroom is falling…


'Action needed' on child poverty in Scotland

January 10, 2012 ·  , END CHILD POVERTY

Action is needed to tackle “shameful” levels of child poverty in parts of Scotland, campaigners have urged. It comes as figures suggest 13 Scottish councils have wards where more than 30% of children live in pockets of severe poverty.


Archbishop Martin leads tributes to journalist Mary Raftery who lifted lid on clerical abuse

January 10, 2012 ·  By Sarah Stack,

ARCHBISHOP Diarmuid Martin has led tributes to a groundbreaking journalist who lifted the lid on clerical and institutional abuse in Ireland. Mary Raftery’s fearless investigations to uncover generations of abuse led to the setting up of several State inquiries which shocked the nation. She died this morning at the age of 54 following an illness, and is survived […]


The Challenges for Philippine Tourism in 2012

January 4, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

For the beautiful Philippines to have an attractive, clean and healthy tourism industry, much effort has to be done in eradicating the tarnished image made by the influx of thousands of single men seeking sex. We all need to face this harsh truth that thousands of young women and minors are being exploited in the […]


Ireland seeks UN rights body role

January 1, 2012 ·  ,

Ireland is to seek election to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the first time, based on its commitment to justice and peace, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced.


Euro 'could become top currency'

January 1, 2012 ·  ,

The euro could become the world’s leading currency in the next decade if leaders of the single currency union succeed in tightening fiscal integration, European Central Bank  governing council member Christian Noyer has said. European leaders struck a historic deal at an emergency summit in Brussels on December 9th to draft a new treaty for […]

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