Press Releases

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151013 Church needs to listen and converse more

08/10/2015 Six major issues for Church selected as themes for 2016 Limerick Diocesan Synod

29/09/2015 Bishop says Pontiff’s visit would be a moment of great renewal

22/09/2015 Bishop Leahy says Limerick’s loss is Defence Forces Gain

08/09/2015 Bishop Leahy expresses admiration for reaction to refugee crisis

03/09/2015 Interagency and organisation response required if Ireland is to play a meaningful role in European refugee/migrant crisis - Bishop Leahy

23/06/2015  Solidarity of young people and wider nation a strong expression of support to families caught up in Berkley tragedy - Bishop Brendan Leahy


10/05/2015 Bishop Brendan Leahy statement on Marraige Referendum


11/03/2015: ‘24 hours of the Lord’ press release

29th September 2014 First Synod for 50 years in Ireland convoked by Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy. Pictures in Photo Gallery HERE

9th July 2014 Bishop Leahy announces Clerical Changes

04/03/2014 Bishop Leahy launches Lenten Message 2014

24/03/2014: 450 strong Seinn 2014 choir to deliver performance to remember in unique show next week

21/03/2014: Rewards from investment in education cannot be overestimated – Bishop Leahy.

11/02/2014: St Marys Parish Relief Fund

27/01/2014: Catholic Schools Week 2014

The Limerick Diocesan launch of Catholic Schools Week 2014 took place in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare.  Prof Bart McGettrick was the keynote speaker.  Click HERE for further details about the launch.

15th July 2013: On the occassion of Limerick becoming Munster Hurling Champions HERE


Ordination of Bishop Leahy: April 14th 2013


19/03/2013 Papal Nuncio to celebrate Chrism Mass in Limerick

The build-up to the April 14th ordination of Fr Brendan Leahy as the new Bishop of Limerick will heighten with the first Mass celebrated by Apostolic Nuncio Charles Brown in the Diocese on Holy Wednesday next week.

18/03/2013 Bishop elect welcomes election of Pope Francis

Bishop Elect of Limerick Diocese Fr Brendan Leahy has described the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope as an inspiring event and a new beginning for the Catholic Church worldwide.


27/02/2013 Papal blessing for the Diocese of Limerick.

Pope Benedict has given a special Apostolic Blessing to the clergy and people of the Diocese of Limerick ahead of his resignation tomorrow.

30/1/2013 Date announced for ordination of new Bishop of Limerick

The Diocese of Limerick has announced that Sunday April 14th has been set as the date for the ordination of Fr Brendan Leahy as Bishop of Limerick.

28/01/2013 Diocese of Limerick Celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2013

Click HERE for photographs from the Diocesan Launch of Catholic Schools Week 2013 in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare.

10/01/2013: Diocese of Limerick welcomes announcement of its new Bishop

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18/12/2012: Statement by the four Archbishops of Ireland in response to the decision today by the Government to legislate for abortion

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05/09/2012: Limerick Diocese Publishes Review undertaken by NBSCCCI

Click HERE for the following, as well as full details of our Safeguarding Children services.

  • Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Limerick undertaken by NBSCCCI
  • Press Release by Limerick Diocese on Review by NBSCCCI 5 September 2012
  • Statement by retired the Bishop of Limerick  Donal Murray
  • PRESS RELEASE Towards Healing  5 September 2012


31/1/12 Diocese of Limerick celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2012

21/11/11 Launch of new Diocesan website

02/11/11 National Eucharistic Congress Bell

03/06/2011 Board of Management

13/04/2011 Appointment of the Safeguarding Director in Limerick Diocese

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20/10/2010 The Federation of Catholic Trustees of Second Level Schools in the Diocese of Limerick