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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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

On March 29th 1975 Fr Seán Brady, later the Catholic primate, was asked by Bishop McKiernan to conduct a canonical inquiry into allegations of abuse against the Norbertine priest Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

And so ends one of the sorriest sagas in the abuse crisis which has engulfed the Catholic Church in Ireland. It first came to public notice with the j(...)