Now that we have passed the children’s Referendum to give the State even more power over vulnerable and damaged children, it is very interesting to read a recent report by Judge Michael Reilly, the Inspector of Prisons. Judge Reilly sat on the bench for many years in Thurles, Co. Tipperary and
Only the unloved and unloving escape the loneliness and deep grief that comes in the aftermath of losing a loved one. Loneliness, it is the ultimate price we pay for the loving relationships we had the pleasure of enjoying during our shared lives. What is this devastating feeling of loneliness?
The idea that a leader is born has been debunked and the thinking now is that a leader can be formed or be educated into the role. Of course there are many personality traits that assist in being a leader and if you have the desire and the willpower to become an effective leader, then these
We are being asked by the State to make changes to our Constitution on the 10th November 2012. It is about the rights of children. So we must be vigilant about what we are voting for and ensure that we are doing what is in the best interest of the most vulnerable and traumatised citizens
The community in which we live is where we derive a way of living that is comfortable, safe and supportive. For many years now some communities are fragmented and neighbours do not know or even appear to care about each other. That is a very sad way to live or survive. Neighbours are vitally
You would have to be immersed in an adult education system to understand the life-changing effects on learners, when they return as adults to get a qualification and advance their knowledge. Adults who return to, or maybe just getting their first taste of what education means, do so because
This year is likely to be a bumper Christmas, with Retail Ireland expecting core retail sales for December to reach €4.05 billion, an increase of 3.5 per cent on last year’s figure. They also say that personal spending on core retail goods in December will be €2,580 per household, about €700
Many people today say that they are more spiritual than religious. So what does that mean?
To explore the difference between the two we must define what they are and the difference. Religion can be defined as a belief in a God, involving a code of ethics, rituals etc. ( i.e Baptism, Communion)
Have you ever wondered why one day something that was brewing for a long time comes to the surface and people get angry and up in arms at what they feel is a controlling of their life by others? Being unable to control your own destiny and not being master of your own life escalates people’s