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Summer General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference The following statement was issued at the end of the Summer meeting of the Conference held in Maynooth: The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has welcomed the rapid humanitarian response of the Irish naval vessel LÉ Eithne, and the supporting efforts of the Irish Defence Forces who have......

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Mass & Dedication of Memorial to SS Caomhán Seoighe Inis Oírr  29 v 2015 The Minister for Defence Mr Simon Coveney T.D., Lt Gen Conor O’Boyle and Mr Maurice Quinn (Secretary General of the Department of Defence) attended a commemorative ceremony in honour of Saighdiúir Singil Caomhán Seoighe on Inis Oírr on Friday 29 May 2015.......

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Address by Bishop Pat Storey at 1916 Commemoration Mass at Arbour Hill 06 MAY 2015 President, Taoiseach and Distinguished Guests, may I first of all thank the Monsignor very sincerely for his very surprising invitation to speak at today’s event? I am wondering if he is shaking in his boots right now, having asked a......

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  Pictured above is the prayer card distributed by Msgr Eoin Thynne to UNIFIL personnel on his recent visit to the Area of Operations. It featured a detail from the stained glass window crafted by Evie Hone which is in the Garrison Church at Cathal Brugha Barracks. More information on Evie Hone’s work is available......

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Homily notes of Mgr Eoin Thynne for the New Year’s Day Mass 2015 I wonder how many people here this morning think that the future will be better than the past, and all problems can be solved if we put our minds to it.  I wonder how many people not here, those on the streets, in hostels......

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On behalf of the Defence Forces Chaplaincy Service I am delighted An Cosantóir* has again afforded me the opportunity to send Christmas greetings to you, the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann and your families. Having commemorated the centennial anniversary of the commencement of World War 1, where men and women gave their lives......

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Thanks to the DF Audio Visual School for their good work in preparing the videos below from the Carol Service held at Arbour Hill on 10 December 2014 Some of the pieces available through the DF Youtube Channel include:   Flowers of the Forest – Pipes & Army No 1 Band   In Flanders Fields – Comdt Ronan Dillon......

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Life is Precious – Pass it On! At the age of 28, Paul Giblin was diagnosed with refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2012. In recent months, following his fourth batch of chemotherapy, Paul and his friends have been raising awareness of the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry in recent weeks. The IUBMR is part of The Irish......

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Lt Cian Clancy (1 Artillery Regiment) describes a truce in the trenches during Christmas 1915. This song captures the uniting power of the most popular of all Christmas carols. It reminds us that a ceasefire allows the humanity and innate kindness of good people to shine in a time of darkness. Perhaps the sentiments expressed here by Cian......

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Seasonal favourites including “Little Drummer Boy”, “Jingle Bells” and “God Rest ye merry, Gentlemen” were provided by the Pipers from the DF School of Music during the 2014 Carol Service at Arbour Hill. “The Little Drummer Boy” speaks of a child’s wish to provide an uplifting melody for the Christchild while “God rest ye merry,......

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