It is a sad truth of our modern world that the subject of financial investing, with its language of ‘portfolios’ and ‘funds’ is an exercise in eye-glazing disinterest to most who perhaps believe that the pursuit is confined to so-called ‘money men’ operating in brokerages and far beyond our everyday experience....

With the closing of the first month of the year, it is all too clear to those across Ireland involved with - and in defending – Catholic education that 2017 is set to be as busy a period as the preceding 12 months,Barely had the New Year begun than fresh predictions were being aired as to the ending of the core status of Religious Education...

Cathy BurkeCatholic Schools Week has long been welcomed in Ireland with many of its regular features, e.g. Grandparents Day, looked forward to eagerly. It is clearly of value to continue to celebrate the core events, but it is also important to give regular consideration to how the message of Catholic Schools Week may be augmented or further...

DePaul CEO Kerry Anthony describes herself as a naturally optimistic person, but faced with the worst homeless crisis that she has seen in 20 years of working with homeless people, she occasionally finds herself asking herself in dismay how we have got to where we are now in Ireland, and what can be done about it.“I think that’s...

“Populism is the spirit of the moment,” says R.R. Reno, editor of the American journal First Things, pointing to what he sees as key to the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency. “Populism has a cultural and spiritual dimension to it as well as an economic one,” he continues, “and my interpretation of populism...

Sightsavers is an organisation on a mission. When we meet, the recently-appointed CEO of Sightsavers Ireland Catrina Sheridan is brimming with enthusiasm about plans for the year ahead.At heart, the work of Sightsavers is quite simple: to work with those people in the developing world who are needlessly and avoidably blind and give them the gift...

 Dr Kevin Myers“Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so.” Penned by John Donne, this sonnet verse proclaims man’s attempt to face the inevitability of death without fear. It is a cultural tool used to undercut death, a way to symbolically defend against the biological...

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