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The centre cannot hold. We are almost a century from Yeats penning those words, and again the political and social climate of the continent - and the broader world - is in turmoil. "The best lack all conviction, while the worst//Are full of passionate intensity."
Café Temple on Augustine St is not your average café. In some places where you sit down to relax and have a cup of coffee, you will feel like you are being rushed, just another customer on the conveyor belt, ready to be replaced by the next one. This is not the case at Café Temple.
This year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer service will be held this Thursday, March 2 at 7.30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Creagh, Ballinasloe. The service is open to both men and women and has been prepared by the Christian women of the Philippines. The theme for 2017 is ‘Am I Being Unfair To You?’, which was developed against a background of calamity, injustice, and poverty in their nation.
Togo is a small country about the size of Ireland. It is one of the poorest countries in the world and has been ruled by the same family for almost 50 years. The justice system is severely under-resourced and the prison system a direct reflection of that. The Central Prison of Lome was built for 600 people. It currently holds over 2,000. Each cell, roughly the size of your average Irish kitchen, holds about 80 people. To sleep only some prisoners get to lie down, side by side like in a sardine can. For this privilege you pay. The rest have to sit around the edge of the room or stand. There is one toilet and shower (ie bucket) per cell. Prisoners are served one meal a day. On average prisoners wait 3-4 years to receive their sentence. Legal representation is mostly absent. Aggression, violence, rape, abuse, bullying and intimidation are the norm. One man described inside as being like a war zone.
By the 16th century Galway was a compact, well laid out town with handsome buildings. The wealth of the Tribal families, built up over decades of canny and adventurous trade, was reflected in their luxurious homes; fragments of which, in delicate carved limestone, remain around the old town.
Irish candle company, Emma’s So Naturals, presents their new fragrance for the coming season: Pacific ylang-ylang, a rare Indonesian flower, blended with French lavender and Italian bergamot pure essential oils to create balmy feelings of joy, hope, and romantic calm.
Former All-Ireland Mayo football winner Rev Peter Quinn died on Saturday last, January 30, in a nursing home in Enniscrone, Co Sligo. He was brother of the late Fr Des, who died in Dalgan Park in September 2015.
When leading musician and Preda advocate Damien Dempsey proposed the idea of a nationwide song competition for primary and secondary school students not even he realised the passion for music and justice that exists among the youth of Ireland. When he heard the winning song by a young Galway songwriter, he was blown away by the sincerity and emotion of the writing.
The parents of murdered UK schoolboy, Jimmy Mizen, are to speak at Knock Shrine later this month about their inspirational campaign to spread a message of compassion and hope. Barry and Margaret Mizen lost their son Jimmy, one day after his 16th birthday, when he was violently attacked by another teenager in a bakery in south London in 2008.