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Battling the booze

The Pioneer Association needs funding urgently to help promote its message of moderation as some prepare to 'drown the shamrock'

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Pioneering spirit in Africa

As Director of the Pioneer Association in Zambia, Charlie Searson SJ has helped to devise a government policy to meet chronic alcohol abuse. Sadly this policy is now under attack from vested interests

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‘Dying for a Drink’

"Legislation is more effective that education in tackling alcohol abuse," Professor Frank Murray told members of the Pioneer Association in his talk entitled 'Dying for a Drink', delivered at their conference in All Hallows College, Dublin.

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Ken Rue

Ken Rue was born in Dublin in 1954 and brought up in Crumlin and Terenure. He was educated in Wesley College where he was voted voted best all-round pupil and received seven honours in his Leaving Certificate. At Wesley Ken played rugby, tennis, cricket and chess and was awarded a provincial schools rugby trial. After school he played hockey and ...

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Pioneer Association

Address 27 Upper Sherrard Street Dublin 1 Contact Telephone: +353 1 874 9464 Fax: +353 1 874 8485 E-Mail: pioneer@jesuit.ie Website: http://www.pioneerassociation.ie Map About The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart was founded in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner St, Dublin on 28th December 1898 by Fr James A Cullen. Fr Cullen was born in New Ross, Co ...

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Pioneer pilgrimage to Knock

The Pioneer Association’s pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 20 July. Bishop Colm O’Reilly of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise will be the chief celebrant. Barney McGuckian SJ, spiritual director of the Pioneers, will also be there. This annual event is also an occasion for Pioneers to remember Matt Talbot especially and to pray for his canonisation. For more details about ...

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Pioneer Golf Classic

The Annual Pioneer Golf Classic takes place in Clontarf Golf Club, Dublin, on Friday, July 4, 2008. This fundraising event is open to both Pioneers and non-Pioneers alike. The cost per team of four is €400. Those not in a position to enter a team can sponsor a Tee or Green at a cost of €150 each. Support is welcome, ...

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Pioneering runner is new CEO

Padraig Brady, the new CEO-elect of the Pioneer Association, is also a keen marathon runner. Padraig, who is from Leitrim originally, previously worked in the AIB for 41 years and was vice-chair of the Pioneers and chairman of the finance committee, before taking up his current position. His wife, Noreen, is chair of the Pioneer spirituality committee and organises the ...

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