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#First Communion

# first-communion - Friday 8 February, 2019

Opinion: Milestone ceremonies provide an alternative for children not making their communion

A humanist alternative to the First Holy Communion means that non-Catholic kids don’t miss out on having a special day, writes Tony O’Donohoe.

# first-communion - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Inquest hears mother of one died due to salmonella after First Communion function

After the incident the HSE said it became aware of more than 50 people who became ill.

# first-communion - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge Stop everything and watch a young Conor McGregor Irish dancing at his communion Gettin Jiggy

# first-communion - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Prisoner refused compassionate bail to go to his son's First Communion

The young man has 101 previous convictions but says he is now drug-free and won’t abuse trust.

# first-communion - Monday 25 May, 2015

Traveller says she was refused entry into First Communion mass because of her clothes

The Parish of Ennistymon says it ‘has a dress-code for participants in liturgical celebrations’.

# first-communion - Saturday 14 June, 2014

First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers

Plus: What age was the former US president who did a parachute jump for his birthday this week?

# first-communion - Sunday 2 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 14 things you'll see at an Irish first communion Rite Of Passage

14 things you'll see at an Irish first communion

From cocktail sausages to a good rosette.

# first-communion - Thursday 30 May, 2013

From The42 Youngster donates First Communion cash to injured Irish rugby players Legend

# first-communion - Monday 1 October, 2012

Archdiocese of Dublin proposes radical shake-up of First Communion ceremonies

The new policy document is geared at making the First Communion a more parish-oriented – and cheaper – event.

# first-communion - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Average cost of first communions this year: €744

The amount of money collected by children making their first communion has dropped from €468 to €432.

# first-communion - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Priest who 'inadvertently' showed porn images to parents requests leave of absence

Fr Martin McVeigh has requested a leave of absence after inappropriate images were shown to parents of a First Communion class.

# first-communion - Monday 2 April, 2012

Archdiocese investigating report of 'inappropriate imagery' shown at primary school

A parish priest “inadvertently” displayed explicit images at the beginning of a PowerPoint presentation in a parents’ meeting.

# first-communion - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

First Communion worth almost €58 million to economy - survey

Parents spent an average of €1,000 per child on children celebrating their First Holy Communion since April.