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Rev. Prof. M. Mullaney Chosen Pres. Of St. Pat’s College, Maynooth

Rev. Prof. Michael Mullaney, Thurles.

It has been confirmed that the Trustees of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare; latter a Pontifical University and Ireland’s main Roman Catholic seminary, have appointed Thurles priest, Professor Michael Mullaney as the President of the College, for the next three years; beginning with effect from September 1st, 2017.

Son of Mattie and Sally Mullaney; Professor Fr. Mullaney is currently attached to the parish of Holycross and Ballycahill, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Professor Fr. Mullaney was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cashel and Emly in 1992. He received his Doctorate in Canon Law with specialization in Rotal Jurisprudence, Gregorian University, Rome, in 2000. He was a Lecturer in Canon Law at St Patrick’s College, Thurles from 1998-2003; Milltown Institute, Dublin from 1999-2005, and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth since 1999.  He was Registrar of the Pontifical University, Maynooth since 2005 to present time and Chair of the Faculty of Theology Quality Review Committee during the period 2006-2007. Judge of the National Marriage Appeals Tribunal of Ireland since 2006 to present day. Professor Fr. Mullaney is also a member of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

In welcoming this appointment; Archbishop Eamon Martin, Chairman of the Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth Trustees stated: “I warmly congratulate and send my prayerful good wishes to Father Michael Mullaney on his appointment to the role of President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth is not only home to our national seminary, but its Pontifical University offers courses to almost one thousand students – women and men, full time and part time, resident and non-resident, seminarians and religious from all over the country. The Trustees are firmly committed to the College as a key contributor to the future of the Church in Ireland as it prepares both clergy and lay people to fully exercise their baptismal calling and bring their gifts to the service of God’s people”.

We wish Professor Fr. Michael every success in all future undertakings.

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