Tag Archives: Accord

Photocall diary notice for blessing of engaged couple at the Shrine of Saint Valentine in Dublin

Publication of 2015 data for ACCORD, and Amárach Research analysis of 2007 – 2015 counselling trends The Feast of Saint Valentine will be celebrated on Sunday 14 February next.  You, or a representative, are invited to a photocall for the blessing of an engaged couple (details below) at the Shrine of the holy relics of […]

Statement by Bishop Nulty on the decision by Tusla to withdraw funding for Accord’s marriage preparation courses

Bishop Denis Nulty, President of Accord Catholic marriage care service, has confirmed that Tusla, the government’s child and family agency, wrote to Accord on 7 May 2015 to advise that “Following confirmation of Tusla’s budget for 2015 by Minister Reilly on 27 April … a decision has been made to withdraw funding for Marriage Preparation […]

Publication of ACCORD Research on Marriage & Families

Amárach Research conducted a nationwide poll on attitudes to marriage and the family for ACCORD in late 2006. Much has changed at a societal level in Ireland in the intervening eight years, and so Amárach has updated some of the findings from 2006 to gauge just how much change and continuity there has been. The […]

Blessing of engaged couple by Bishop Denis Nulty, President of ACCORD

Relics of Saint Valentine are interred in the Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street, Dublin

Address by Bishop Denis Nulty to delegates at Accord Annual Assembly 2014

· Government should research the cost of family failure and not impose further grant cuts on ACCORD – Bishop Denis Nulty We all enjoy our birthdays, our feast-days and very much our anniversary celebrations. I even know friends who celebrate a couple of birthdays every year and indeed others who go into denial even when […]

ACCORD forced to cut its Maynooth central office staff due to 42.4% cut in Government funding

ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service has experienced a significant reduction in Government grant aid over the past four years. By the end of 2014, ACCORD will have experienced a reduction of 42.4% in Government grant aid, representing a total funding loss since 2010 of €3,621,140. This means that for ACCORD central office in Maynooth, the […]

Homily of Bishop Christy Jones, President of Accord

Mass celebrating the 50th anniversary of Accord, the Catholic Marriage Care Service – Saint Malachy’s Church, Belfast – 4 March 2012
“When did we last hear a government or a government minister speak in support of marriage and family? Public discourse seems to prioritise discussion and promote debate on other forms of union, rather than on the importance and value that loving marriages provide to the immediate family, the local community and to the nation as a whole” – Bishop Jones

Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Emily O’Reilly’s address at ACCORD Conference

Keynote address by the Ombudsman and Information Commissioner, Emily O’Reilly, celebrating 50 years of Accord, the Catholic marriage care service – Europa Hotel, Belfast – 3 March 2012

ACCORD Golden Jubilee Conference

ACCORD Golden Jubliee Conference 1962-2012 On 3 and 4 March next a major conference will be hosted by ACCORD in Belfast to mark its 50th year.  Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, will celebrate Mass for participants and conference speakers will include Bishop Christopher Jones, Bishop of Elphin and President […]

ACCORD celebrates love and marriage

ACCORD, the Catholic marriage care service, aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage. ACCORD offers couples the means to nourish marriage and family relationships. Click here for marriage prayer, audio reflections on love and a list of creative gift ideas for couples. To coincide with Saint Valentine’s day 2011, ACCORD has announced a […]

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