Category Archives: Opinion

Children in extreme poverty are always the most vulnerable in a crisis

OPINION: Children in extreme poverty are always the most vulnerable in a crisis and that is the case with the Covid-19 pandemic with help urgently needed, writes Niall McLoughlin, CEO of World Vision Ireland, a child-focused overseas aid agency helping children in emergency situations, through public and corporate donations and with the generous support of… Continue Reading

‘You may recover quickly if you get Covid-19. Many of us won’t. Some of us will die’

OPINION: Reports of crowds of people gathering at the beach or out hiking shows that there is still work to do when it comes to getting people to understand the importance of social distancing, writes Paula Dennan, (pictured), a feminist activist who swapped life in Dublin for rural Kerry and is in an at-risk group… Continue Reading

‘We need to make our voices heard. We can do so much better’

OPINION: Determined to keep the shocking homelessness crisis at the top of the political agenda, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, President and Founder of Focus Ireland, and a native of Lispole, has pleaded with readers to put five key questions to general election campaigners they encounter on the doorsteps or on the streets in the coming… Continue Reading

Promoting Killarney in the true spirit of friendship

OPINION: Killarney has built up very strong bonds with towns and cities around the globe through the work of the Town Twinning Association. This year alone groups visited from several twin locations, including Germany, France and the United States of America, and the highlight was the inaugural International Town Twinning and Sister City Golf Tournament… Continue Reading