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Fr Paddy: Martin Luther King’s letter to White Church Leaders

We can wait no longer - Martin Luther King’s Letter to White Church Leaders. In 1960, Martin Luther King was imprisoned after leading a civil...

One year on from GDPR – where do we stand now?

There was a sense of urgency around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this time last year; almost reminiscent of the Y2K bug preparation. There...

Fr Paddy: Turning Green is being Christian

Recent European and local elections highlighted that our environment and climate change is a fundamental concern among most citizens. Young people lead this awareness in...

Fr Paddy: Increasing our Faith

You don’t just wake up one morning, light streaming in from the window, birds fluttering about, and jump from your bed with exuberance declaring,...

Living with an invisible illness: ‘I feel I have robbed my husband’

Louise Boyle is a Dublin native, putting down roots in Portlaoise with her family almost 20 years ago.  As a person with disabilities, and...

Fr Paddy: A prayer for students

As we move through the month of May thousands of students prepare for exams. Exam-time brings with it many mixed emotions and feelings. Soon it...

Fr Paddy reflects on 18 years of being a priest

Vocation is a way of life. Vocation is how we live our lives as followers of Christ. Vocation is much more than a job or...

Fr Paddy: May – the month of Mary

Mary Queen of the May. May is marked with 'Alleluias' as we celebrate the Resurrection and live into the Easter joy we proclaim. May is also...

Weekend Read: A campervan conversion is not just for Easter

Easter traditionally marks the start of the new camping season. The evenings are longer, the weather is improving and the campsites which had been in...

Fr Paddy: Divine Mercy – A sacred gift

How can anyone argue against Divine Mercy Sunday? Divine Mercy is hope wrapped up in a loving God, ever ready to embrace us and forgive...

Fr Paddy: Easter – A time to hope

“He is not here, he is risen”, is the signal message which the women receive as they make their way to anoint this dead...

Fr Paddy: 13 steps to ensure you have brighter days

Take just a few minutes and apply one of the tips below and see how it brightens your day. 1. One minute of appreciation Take a...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Company profits to personal wealth

The transfer of excess profits in your business to an executive pension arrangement is perhaps the most tax efficient way to move company profits into personal...

Fr Paddy: Parable of the Prodigal Son challenges us all

The story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 1–3, 11–32) has an extraordinary amount of wisdom and good advice packed into it. Indeed, the more...

Fr Paddy: A mother’s love – A blessing

Sure I love the dear silver that shines in your hair. Does anyone recognise that song? An old, old Irish favourite, Mother Machree. I remember...

John Whelan: Don’t mind what they say, of course there’s an alternative Government

Remember 7 Days? Ok, Today Tonight then? Today Tonight Election Specials with Basil Chubb, Brian Farrell and John Bowman. Now there’s an A-Team of number...

Fr Paddy: Spring – a blessed season of Hope

According to the English Catholic priest-cardinal John Henry Newman, “Growth is the only evidence of life.” Life is then most apparent in the springtime with...

Fr Paddy: St Patrick’s Day – a celebration of our Irishness and our faith

On St Patrick’s Day we celebrate our Irishness and our faith. For so long in our history they have been intertwined, perhaps at times identified....

Peavoy Financial Planning: Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare today

We all want to give our children the best possible start in life and a good education is a top priority. This however has become...

Fr Paddy: Lent – a time to embrace positivity

Lent is an old English word meaning 'lengthen'. Lent is observed in spring, when the days begin to get longer. Lent is a good time...

Fr Paddy: Being merciful and responsive in time of Lent

The Trócaire Lenten Campaign for 2019 focuses on land-rights. The four-sided “Trócaire Box” has stories to tell. One about families forced from their homes, another...

Fr Paddy: Where is my brother?

“Where is your brother?” This is the question that God asks each one of us in our hearts regarding our brother who is sick,...

Fr Paddy: The Weight of the Glass

The Art of Letting Go is about deciding to stop making the same mistakes and choosing to take a different path. It has been...

Peavoy Financial Planning: You may be 1 of 3 out of 5 who do...

As life rushes by we get caught up being busy. We are all guilty of it. One of the most important aspects in the financial...

Fr Paddy: Fr John… A lovely man

The recent tragic death of Fr. John Cummins, following a freak car accident has left me numbed and deeply saddened. It resonates with ancient...

Wired with Whelan: Nurses are the sticking plaster holding the health service together

Morale is a mysterious medicine. It’s hard to put your finger on it. What exactly is it that is inspiring, uplifting and motivating. Why...

Fr Paddy: From beyond hope to Amazing Grace

John Newton was a cruel and vile man who seemed beyond hope, but he became an example of God’s amazing grace. His true story...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Why leave your pension until the 11th hour?!

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition where a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behaviour, to accomplish a personal goal or...

Fr Paddy: It’s nearly Spring… A Time of Hope

On Friday, February 1 we celebrate St. Brigid's Day, a day which brings great hope. St Brigid brings with her a story of compassion, generosity,...

Fr Paddy: Helpful tips to overcome Blue Monday

After the buzz and good cheer of the festive season, January can feel like one long and exhausting slog. Researchers have dubbed January 21st as...
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