‘It is important to remember senior religious who have given and continue to give tremendous service to the poor and needy, such as Pope Francis, Venerable Nano Nagle, Venerable Catherine McAuley, Br Kevin Crowley and Sr Stanislaus Kennedy (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He looked astonished at an elderly religious sister nurse dressing the gaping wounds of a poor leprosy patient. “I wouldn’t do that for all the(...)

 President Michael D Higgins is welcomed to the Young Social Innovators 2012 Awards by students and awards founder  Sr Stanislaus Kennedy. Photograph: Alan Betson

took top honours at the Young Social Innovators of the Year awards announced in Dublin yesterday. Students from Eureka secondary school,(...)

 Members of Gorey Community School with their Project Smile, promoting positive mental health and making people happier at the Young Social Innovators event in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Male anorexia, teenage suicide and the lack of disability-friendly playgrounds were just some of the issues raised at a Young Social Innovator(...)

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