Alan’s guest this week on In Profile is Willie Walsh. Willie is Bishop Emeritus of Killaloe, having served as Bishop between 1994 and 2010.
He has spent much of his life in Clare, having become a member of staff of St Flannan’s College 60 years ago. As you would expect from a Tipperary man living in Clare, Willie is passionate about hurling and he coached both St Flannan’s and Éire Óg to silverware.
Both during his episcopate and in retirement, Willie has expressed personal views on issues that are considered at odds with official church teaching. He published his memoirs called No Crusader in 2016.