Bishop Elect Defends Record Of National Seminary In Maynooth

The Bishop elect of the Killaloe Diocese has defended the record of the National Seminary in Maynooth.

It comes amidst reports that the Archbishop of Dublin is sending trainee priests to study in Rome, saying that he doesn't believe Maynooth is a good place for students as there appears to be an "atmosphere of strange goings on" there.


Fr Fintan Monaghan was appointed Bishop of the Killaloe Diocese by Pope Francis on Friday, 18 months after the departure of Kieran O'Reilly.

Fr Fintan admits that while he isn't fully aware of details pertaining to the current controversy surrounding Maynooth, he believes the issue will have to be looked into.