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#First Holy Communion

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

# first-holy-communion - Monday 24 June, 2019

Poll: How much is appropriate to give to a child making their communion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How much is appropriate to give to a child making their communion?

A quarter of children surveyed received more than €800.

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion

A quarter of children make over €800 on their Communion day.

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Priest reverses controversial 'any Sunday in May or June' Communion plan after backlash

Parents had been told that they were welcome to bring their children to receive the sacrament at mass any Sunday in May or June.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

How much do children get on their Communion day and how much do parents spend?

It’s an expensive day all around, but how expensive are we talking?

# first-holy-communion - Friday 11 May, 2018

Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion

The postman, who is visually impaired, can attend the event before starting his five-year jail term.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge This 'non-First Holy Communion' card from an Irish granny is just wonderful (god) Bless You

This 'non-First Holy Communion' card from an Irish granny is just wonderful

“We hope you both had a great day celebrating not getting your Communion.”

# first-holy-communion - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders

Let me warn you now about those who may try to get you spending against your will – and help you to defend yourself.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Apache Pizza in Cork are doing Communion buffets First Holy Pepperoni

Apache Pizza in Cork are doing Communion buffets

The little pups these days don’t know they’re born.

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion

Invited to a First Communion? Are you in a state of dread? Don’t worry. Let me guide you through the etiquette of the modern Big Day, writes Avril O’Reilly.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Is €713 too much to spend on a Communion? Most parents don't think so Holy God This post contains a poll

Is €713 too much to spend on a Communion? Most parents don't think so

The survey found that parents are spending less on the party, but more on their own outfits.

# first-holy-communion - Monday 11 March, 2013

Poll: Should preparation for sacraments remain the job of teachers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should preparation for sacraments remain the job of teachers?

Over 70 per cent of primary school teachers have said that they are spending longer than allocated on preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Should this be changed?

Fewer teachers now teaching religion 'willingly'

The figures in the current INTO survey were compared to similar research undertaken 10 years ago.

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Average welfare payments for religious ceremonies halved in 2012

Joan Burton reveals that the average welfare payment for religious ceremony clothing went from €245 to €120.

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Column: I don’t want my son to make his Communion, but I’m worried

Communion takes up too much school time says Emma Gilmore, but by opting out she fears her son may be ostracised.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Poll: How much is appropriate to give a child on their First Communion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How much is appropriate to give a child on their First Communion?

Survey says that, on average, children receive €416. But how much do you think is appropriate, or do you think a different gift would be better?

Irish children receive more money for holy communion: Survey

Despite the country’s economic problems, the cost of a child’s first holy communion is rising – as is the amount of money children receive as gifts – according to a new study.