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News

July 2018
News > Politics

Politics – Abortion

There have been two major developments regarding abortion in the north and south of Ireland. The UK Supreme Court rejected an attempt to liberalise the law banning abortion in Northern Ireland, but meanwhile the Republic of Ireland has voted in favour of legalising abortion in the south. The result of the referendum in the…

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Missionary Spotlight – Western Ireland

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July 2009
Ireland

Missionary Spotlight – Western Ireland

Western Ireland   Mayo is the Irish Republic’s third largest county and well known for its beautiful scenery, rolling hills and rugged coast line. The county is home to Ireland’s ‘holy mountain’ and its premier Marian shrine.   According to tradition, the mountain just outside Westport is where Saint Patrick spent 40 days and…

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Article

December 2004
Ireland

Green shoots in the Emerald Isle

After several years without a ministry visit there, evangelist and author John Blanchard recently spoke at four separate meetings in the Republic of Ireland. He began with a Saturday night evangelistic apologetics meeting in Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. The suite was comfortably full and there was rapt attention to the message. John told Evangelical…

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Is Ireland Catholic?

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November 2003
Ireland

Is Ireland Catholic?

  To ask this question would once have been as redundant as asking ‘Is the pope Catholic?’ Yet this was the question investigated recently on prime Irish TV time, by the national broadcaster’s RTE One. The programme — subtitled ‘Ireland’s curious relationship with religion’ — presented the findings of a survey of religious views…

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Historical

October 1999
Articles > Historical

Puritan Missions in Ireland

They were the glory of John Owen's millennial dawn. With Thomas Goodwin, and countless unnamed Puritans, Owen believed that the sudden sparkling of independent churches in Ireland bore testimony to the goodness of God in the last and darkest ages of history. God was building his new temple in the midst of his enemies,…

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April 1999
Ireland

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File – Irish Republic

Fact File – Irish Republic Eire became the Republic of Ireland, fully independent of Britain and the Commonwealth exactly 50 years ago, on Easter Monday, 18 April 1949.   Territory – Over 27,000 square miles, four fifths of the island of Ireland.   Environment – Mild and moist climate, due to the warm Atlantic…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Church planting in Ireland

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April 1999
Ireland

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Church planting in Ireland

Ireland has a population of just over 5.1 million people, and 3.8 million of these are Roman Catholics. Catholicism has for centuries played a major role in Irish life. It has had a strong influence on children’s education, with many priests, brothers and nuns becoming teachers. Nuns have been involved in caring professions like…

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