• Storm in a Tea Tip? - Understanding the proposed TTIP treaty
    What is the TTIP? John Nightingale, Chairman of Jubilee Debt Campaign, Birmingham explains: “Tea-Tip” is the pronunciation used for TTIP, the initial letters of the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”. .... I am struck by the words of Jesus: ‘In the evening you say, “It will be fine; there is a red sky”, and in the morning, […]
  • Irish bishop welcomes President Obama's immigration reforms
    Bishop John Kirby, Bishop of Clonfert and chair of the Irish Bishops’ Council for Emigrants has welcomed President Obama’s immigration reforms which affect many ‘undocumented’ Irish people living in the USA. Bishop Kirby said: “I welcome President Obama’s change in the deportation system. The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions serve to underline the complexity of the […]
  • Ireland: Pope Francis appoints new Archbishop of Cashel & Emly
    His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation, on the ground of age, of Archbishop Dermot Clifford as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, and has appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly. This announcement was made today in the Vatican at 12pm local time. Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomed the appointment, saying:... I […]