There are now very serious concerns about the consequences to the viability of Bord na Móna as an iconic Irish company, says Bishop Francis Duffy
Over the next 13 years, 28 of our 53 diocesan priests will reach the retirement age of 75 years. By the time children baptised this year reach Confirmation our diocese will be a very different place.
The reopening of St Mel's has been a “great blessing” and an “uplifting moment” for the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois according to parish priest, Fr Brendan O'Sullivan.
"Here was a man of total commitment to the missionary cause to which he devoted his life. That shines through in every phase of his life,” Bishop Colm O’Reilly.
After a massive €30 million renovation programme, using the latest building technology and the skills of master craftsmen and contemporary artists, St Mel’s Cathedral will be officially rededicated on Sunday 17 May 2015.