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# First Communion

Last year
Poll: How much would you give to a child making their First Communion?
Children across the country are making their First Communion this month.
All time
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.
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.
Stop everything and watch a young Conor McGregor Irish dancing at his communion
There’s a blast from the past.
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.
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 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?
14 things you'll see at an Irish first communion
From cocktail sausages to a good rosette.
Youngster donates First Communion cash to injured Irish rugby players
This is awesome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.