Hugh Connolly

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Diarmuid Martin, said he was no longer going to send seminarians to St Patrick’s College because of “poisonous” atmosphere.  Photograph: Getty

Fr Michael Mullaney has been appointed president of the national seminary, St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, for the next three years as the Catholic(...)

Msgr Hugh Connolly, a fluent French speaker, has completed the usual 10-year term as president at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The president of the national seminary St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Msgr Hugh Connolly, has been appointed chaplain to the Irish College (Collège de(...)

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(...)

The seminarian indicated he had been “blown away” by some of the things said. He had nothing but praise for the formation staff there. Photograph: The Irish Times

A seminarian currently attending St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, has dismissed recent reports of “strange goings on”, saying they are in complete cont(...)

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(...)

President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth Monsignor Hugh Connolly says if anyone is not living celibately they shouldn’t be in the seminary.

President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth Monsignor Hugh Connolly says that the seminary has a robust complaints procedure already in place, but that(...)

Of Maynooth, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said:“I don’t think this is a good place for students .” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘The closed strange world of seminaries,’ was how Archbishop Diarmuid Martin put it yesterday, when speaking of the latest Maynooth crisis. There is n(...)

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(...)

College president Monsignor Hugh Connolly has called for prayers that more people will consider a vocation to the clergy amid the ongoing shortage of priests across the country. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Seventeen new seminarians have started studying for the priesthood in Maynooth, up three on last year’s intake but three less than began their studies(...)

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