Parishioners in St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, where the ecumenical service was held. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Church of Ireland rector who concelebrated the controversial 2006 Easter Sunday Mass in Drogheda with three Augustinian priests has, for the first t(...)

Fr Iggy O’Donovan

Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O’Donovan is to be awarded the Freedom of Drogheda at a special ceremony tomorrow. He may be the last person to receive the(...)

Fr Iggy O’Donovan: “How has it come to this that sincere thinking Catholics are walking away from our Church believing that the battle for sane Catholicism is lost” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In a homily delivered in Drogheda this morning Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O’Donovan criticised the role of right-wing Catholics and career-oriented c(...)

 Fr Iggy O Donovan:  “What I most detest in ecclesiastical life are those career-orientated clerics who denounce colleagues.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O’Donovan is taking time out. His term as prior in Drogheda has just come to an end and he had already told his superiors h(...)