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Ombudsman Calls for Urgent Reform of the Asylum Seeking Process

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly  today described as a scandal, the fact that the lives of children of asylum seekers here are put on hold as their parents wait to have their cases processed. (Listen here to podcast)

"My overall thesis reflects my concern that in terms of our treatment of families and children we may well be breaching not just our own constitution but international human rights convention as well.

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Put a Cork in it for Lent

Pioneers call on people to drink less during Lent

The CEO of the Pioneers Association, Mr. Padraig Brady, is calling on people to abstain or reduce their alcohol consumption during Lent.

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Chinese-Belvedere Student Exchange

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Twelve Chinese students from Ren Da Fu Zhong High School, one of the top secondary schools in Beijing, will begin the first ever exchange visit programme between an Irish and a mainland Chinese school.

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‘The Future of Europe – Challenges for Faith and Values’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin and Professor Tony Fahey, sociologist with the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute), will address a public seminar on the topic “The Future of Europe – Challenges for Faith...

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Jesuit Centre Challenges Minister’s Housing Stats

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has challenged Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal, Noel Ahern TD, on his upbeat assessment of the housing statistics for 2004 issued today (11 July 2005).

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Milltown Institute Now Recognized College of NUI

The formal inauguration of Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology as a Recognised College of the National University of Ireland (NUI) takes place in Milltown Park on Wednesday 5th October from 6pm to 7pm.

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‘Macroblasphemy’- says letter to G8 Leaders from Jesuits

Jesuits from around the world today sent an open letter to the leaders of the G8 countries who will meet in Edinburgh this evening. The letter from the co-coordinators of the Jesuit Social Apostolate...

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Jesuits organise conference on ‘A Just Europe?’

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will give the keynote address at a daylong ‘Future of Europe Conference’ in Croke Park Stadium.  Other speakers include Peter Sutherland, Doris Peschke, David Begg...

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JRS organises MEP’s Inspection of Detention Facilities

Irish MEP’s will make an official visit to Cloverhill Prison detention facilities, to assess the situation of unsuccessful  asylum seekers  and irregular migrants  detained there and awaiting deportation.

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Irish Jesuit Bishop’s Remains Returned to Africa

The remains of Bishop James Corboy will be flown to Zambia for re-interement in the diocese of Monze where he was Bishop for thirty years. Bishop Corboy, a native of Caherconlish, Co.Limerick...

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