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Junk Kouture Finalists

Congratulations to four outstanding, talented teams from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel who got through to the 2018 Junk Kouture Final. Shortlisted  from an initial 4,600 students, they appeared  in ‘The 3 Arena’, Dublin on 19th of April led by their Art teachers Ms. Fennell and Ms. Murphy, with Keyara Connolly who did the make up. Each team had 60 seconds to impress ...

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    Making the SDG’s real

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are the global community’s response to the urgent economic, social and environmental problems facing the world today, from climate change to global poverty and inequality. The 17 SDG’s set out a bold vision for achieving a more sustainable world by the year 2030. Ireland has a particular interest in the SDG’s.  It is worth noting ...

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      Time Is Now – #IWD2018

      The theme for International Women’s Day, 8th March 2018, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. This year, this Day comes on the heels of an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines, propelled by a rising determination for change. People around the world are mobilising ...

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        The SDG’s can end poverty

        David Donoghue co-delivered the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a historic global plan to end poverty by 2030.  Ahead of delivering the annual Trócaire Lenten Lecture on March 6th, he gives his thoughts on how to deliver this ambitious agreement. This global agreement – signed by every country in the world – outlines 17 goals and 169 targets for delivering a world ...

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          Fairtrade Fortnight – 26th Feb to 11th March

          Especially in the coming weeks, as you reach for the teapot or savour your next cup of coffee give a thought as to how the leaves and coffee beans arrived to your table.  There is an alternative approach to conventional trade.  It is based on a partnership between some of the most disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing world and ...

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            Turning the Tide on Plastic

            “Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”  ― Pope Francis, Laudato Si A recent study reported in the Irish Times confirms that plastic pollution is affecting ...

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              16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

              The UNiTE Campaign for 2017 (initiated by the United Nation’s Secretary General) takes place from 25th November (International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10th December 2017  (Human Rights Day) and reflects some of the core principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), in particular Goal 5: Gender Equality. Orange, as one of the official colours of ...

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