Msgr Hugh Connolly’s period as president of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, has not been without incident

The Catholic bishop trustees of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, have advertised for a new president. The trustees are the four Catholic Archbishops in(...)

‘Possibly the formation of such ministry might evolve along the lines suggested recently by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin  when he said he would like to see seminarians living in a smaller community from where they could be “linked to a particular parish while continuing their studies”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Currently, the Irish Catholic Church has 67 men studying for the priesthood: 55 at St Patrick’s College Maynooth and 12 at the Irish College in Rome. (...)

The Maynooth College trustees are the four Catholic Archbishops in Ireland and 13 diocesan bishops. Photograph: Getty Images

The trustees of St Patrick’s College Maynooth are to meet before the end of August to address the crisis at the seminary. It is understood the Catho(...)

Casting a shadow: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has described the atmosphere at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth as ‘poisonous’, when explaining his decision to send seminarians from Dublin to The Irish College in Rome instead. Photograph: Getty

A pattern of seemingly ongoing shambolic investigation into complaints by seminarians at St Patrick’s College Maynooth is a disquieting feature of re(...)

College at Maynooth: “Clearly if anyone is not living celibately they shouldn’t be in the seminary,” says St Patrick’s College president Msgr Connolly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A seminarian at St Patrick’s College Maynooth was so fearful of being identified in a radio interview yesterday about the situation that he requested (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he would no longer send seminarians to Maynooth because of ‘strange goings-on’ at the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fourteen of the 26 Catholic diocesan bishops in Ireland have so far indicated they will continue to send seminarians to Maynooth, with some saying the(...)

St Patrick’s College Maynooth “has no concrete or credible evidence of the existence of any alleged ‘active gay subculture’,” it said. File photograph: Google Street View

St Patrick’s College Maynooth “has no concrete or credible evidence of the existence of any alleged ‘active gay subculture’,” it has told The Irish Ti(...)

The 1,400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus on November 21st, 615, was marked on Monday at Maynooth. From a painting by Giuseppe Franchi (above). File photograph: Dea/Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/De Agostini/Getty Images

The 1,400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus on November 21st, 615, was marked on Monday at Maynooth by the conferring of three honora(...)

Villa Spada houses the Irish Embassy to the Vatican which was closed as a cost-cutting measure in 2011 before being reopened in 2014

As someone from a Northern Protestant background happily resident in Dublin, I know there is little or no point in trying to persuade my co-religionis(...)

Political leadership in Ireland to tackle vested groups in the area of climate change was absent while an appetite to seriously address greenhouse gas(...)

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