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November, 2016

Essay by Sean Thibeaud

November 8, 2016 · 


HUGH O’FLAHERTY MEMORIAL WEEKEND PRIMARY SCHOOL ESSAY COMPETITION WINNING ENTRY 2016 SEAN THIBEAUD – ARDFERT CENTRAL NS My name is Sean Thibeaud, I am a 10 year old boy from Ardfert, Co. Kerry. I have heard about the war in Syria and how some leaders think building walls to stop refugees from Syria jumping onto […]


POEM : Man’s Achilles Heels

November 8, 2016 · 


HUGH O’FLAHERTY MEMORIAL WEEKEND SECOND LEVEL SCHOOLS POETRY COMPETITION WINNING ENTRY 2016 DONAGH McMAHON – MERCY MOUNTHAWK TRALEE Man’s Achilles Heels Greed… a five letter word that appears so benign That has shaped our humanity since the beginning of time. It’s the root of all evil and man’s Achilles heel Leading even the honest to […]


Fr. Shay Cullen : Receiving the Award

November 8, 2016 · 

Photographed at the presentation to Fr Shay Cullen of the Hugh O Flaherty Humanitarian Award in The Killarney Avenue on Saturday night, were front row from left, Deirdre O Reagan, Senator Paul Coughlan, recipient Fr Shay Cullen, Mayor Brendan Cronin and Pearl Dineen. Back row, Jerry O Grady, Deirdre Walton, Grainne Kenny, Matt Moran, Claire Carey, Greg Canty, Christine Harrington, John O Reagan, Maureen O'Sullivan and Fr. Pat Rahilly.
Photograph by Sally MacMonagle



PH eyes Nov release of old, sickly political prisoners

November 7, 2016 ·  By Carmela Fonbuena for


Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the releases are expected within the month and will precede the rescheduled signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement MANILA, Philippines – Government’s chief negotiator with the communist National Democratic Front (NDF), Silvestre Bello III, said they are working on the release this month of less than 50 old […]


Albuera Mayor Espinosa killed in jail operation

November 7, 2016 ·  By for

MUGSHOT. Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr has his mugshot taken by PRO 8 police on October 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Chief Inspector Maria Bella Rentuaya, PRO 8 spokesperson

(7th UPDATE) Police say Espinosa, detained at the Baybay City Sub-Provincial Jail, was killed after a shootout with CIDG personnel who were trying to serve a search warrant MANILA, Philippines (7th UPDATE) – Rolando Espinosa Sr, the mayor of Albuera, Leyte who was being linked to the drug trade, was killed early Saturday, November 5, […]


Ireland to accept 80 refugees a month as country’s ‘model response’ to crisis is praised

November 7, 2016 ·  By Ralph Riegel for

Desperate migrants are pulled from the sea off Libya

Ireland will accept up to 80 people a month from the Mediterranean who are fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria. Refugee Applications Commissioner David Costello ack- nowledged that progress has been slow in getting people into Ireland from the camps set up in Italy and Greece following the migrant crisis. The revelation came as 250 […]


4-yr-old girl shot in crossfire between Subic cops, drug suspect

November 7, 2016 ·  By Allan Macatuno for


SUBIC, Zambales—A four-year-old girl was hurt in the crossfire between the police and a suspected drug dealer during a buy-bust operation here on Thursday night. The suspect Abdul Ignuhali tried to shoot his client after sensing he was an undercover agent but the bullet struck his neighbor’s daughter Sherida Talib instead, said Chief Insp. Leonardo […]


Human Dignity is the Right of All

November 4, 2016 · 


Human Dignity is the Right of All Fr. Shay Cullen 4 November 2016 We are bombarded daily by the news and images of violence and mayhem. The bombing of Yemen and Aleppo, the horrific war in Iraq and Syria, conflicts in Sudan in Africa and with the deaths and suffering of migrants and refugees fleeing […]


Bishop warns against Philippine ‘deal’ with China

November 4, 2016 ·  By


Manila: A Catholic bishop has voiced suspicions over what might be a “deal” between the Philippines and China following a decision by Beijing to allow Filipino fishermen into a disputed area in the South China Sea. Bishop Pedro Arigo of Palawan expressed concern that the decision of the Chinese government might be in exchange for […]


Journalist killed every 4.5 days, says UNESCO

November 4, 2016 ·  By Agence France-Presse for


Most deaths – 59% over the last two years of the 2006-2015 report – happen in conflict zones. During that period, 78 of the 213 journalists killed (36.5 percent) were in Arab States. PARIS, France – One journalist is killed every four-and-a-half days, according to a shocking report released by UNESCO on Wednesday, November 2. […]

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