Press Releases

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Eugene Hogan, tel:                    +353 (0)87 2497290


Liz Burke, tel:                            +353 (0) 87 9551655


17/02/22 Bishop Leahy on passing of Cardinal Desmond Connell

16/07/25 Limerick pilgrims join an expected 1m plus attendance at World Youth Day this week

16/07/15 Limerick pride soars despite not winning 2020 bid – Bishop Leahy

16/07/05 New clerical landscape emerging as 2016 changes announced

16/04/2016 The 1916 commemorations call Church and GAA to reenergise sense of community

16/04/04 Pope Francis sends his blessing for first Irish Synod in 50 years

16/04/03 Limerick Diocesan Synod an opportunity to reignite hope for Church – Bishop Leahy
16/03/17 1916 Rising Leaders’ faith worth exploring in search for meaning today – Bishop Leahy at St. Patrick’s Day Mass
16/03/15 Diocesan secretary Fr. Paul Finnerty Rome bound to take up post as Vice Rector of Irish College
16/03/08 Limerick Diocese book - ‘The End of All Things Earthly’
16/02/08 Vocations decline an invitation to reimagine Church for tomorrow
16/01/19 Passing of a great missionary Fr. Jim Noonan – Bishop Leahy
16/01/01 2016 - A year to re-read history together and help heal our memories of turbulent past
15/10/13 Church needs to listen and converse more
15/10/08 Six major issues for Church selected as themes for 2016 Limerick Diocesan Synod
15/10/07 Six major issues for Church selected as themes for 2016 Limerick Diocesan Synod
15/09/29 Bishop says Pontiff’s visit would be a moment of great renewal
15/09/22 Bishop Leahy says Limerick’s loss is Defence Forces Gain
15/09/08 Bishop Leahy expresses admiration for reaction to refugee crisis
15/09/03 Interagency and organisation response required if Ireland is to play a meaningful role in European refugee/migrant crisis - Bishop Leahy
15/06/23 Solidarity of young people and wider nation a strong expression of support to families caught up in Berkley tragedy - Bishop Brendan Leahy
15/05/10 Bishop Brendan Leahy statement on Marraige Referendum
15/03/11  ‘24 hours of the Lord’ press release
14/09/29 First Synod for 50 years in Ireland convoked by Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy.Pictures in Photo Gallery HERE
14/07/10 Bishop Leahy announces Clerical Changes
14/03/24 : 450 strong Seinn 2014 choir to deliver performance to remember in unique show next week
14/03/21 Rewards from investment in education cannot be overestimated – Bishop Leahy.
14/03/04  Bishop Leahy launches Lenten Message 2014
14/02/11 : St Marys Parish Relief Fund
14/01/27 : 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