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‘Overflow’ of emotion & tributes for late Canon Reuben Butler

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Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral mass of Canon Reuben Butler in Newmarket-on-Fergus on Sunday.

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Amanda hoping to have Major say in Ennis’ future

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*Amanda Major. Photograph: Martin Connolly A full-time student and a mother of three, Amanda Major has a busy schedule as it is but now she wants to become the first female Nigerian councillor elected in Ireland.

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Laura always brought a smile to banish tears

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Hundreds of mourners attended a mass of remebrance for Laura Brennan at St Peter and Paul Cathedral in Ennis on Wednesday.

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Bishop was ‘hugely impressed by Pope’

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BISHOP of Killaloe Fintan Monahan believes the Pope’s visit to Ireland was a really positive event for the Catholic Church in Ireland. He said it was a truly memorable event and he felt very privileged to be part of so many of the events. “I was hugely impressed by the presence of Pope Francis to…

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Several changes announced for Killaloe Diocese

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A major revamp of the Killaloe Diocese has been announced by Bishop Fintan Monahan. It comes following months of much consultation between Bishop Fintan, the Pastoral Planning Team, the Clergy and a series of public meetings held across the Diocese in March and April. Four priests will be retiring, one is taking a leave of…

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West Clare widower ordained to priesthood

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A West Clare widower and father of one was ordained as a priest at the weekend. Quilty man, Martin Shanahan was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Killaloe by Bishop Fintan Monahan celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, Mullagh on Sunday. Bishop Monahan referenced the experience Martin brings to the priesthood from his family…

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Bishop knew in ‘heart and soul’ appointing priest as principal was right choice

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Fr Ignatius McCormack has completed his first school year as principal of Clare’s largest post-primary school, his appointment by Bishop Fintan Monahan was met with criticism at the time but Monahan remains fully content with the decision. Carmel Honan became the first female principal of St Flannan’s College in 2006 and stepped down last summer…

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Outcome of Eighth Amendment Referendum a tragedy

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Bishop Fintan Monahan was surprised, dismayed and disappointed with the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Speaking to The Clare Echo, he recalls his initial shock upon hearing the exit polls first released from The Irish Times and RTÉ on Friday night. “I was very surprised at the extent of the yes vote,…

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Bishop Monahan: ‘God only decides who should live or die’

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BISHOP of Killaloe Fintan Monahan is pleading with voters to vote no in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment. He believes the right to life is sacred and a most fundamental human right and that human life should be protected from the moment of conception until natural death. “A ‘Níl’ vote in the referendum…

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Clare Priests to bring Mercy to the Mall

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L-R: Fr Tom Ryan PP Shannon, Bishop Fintan Monahan , Anne Moloney Ennis and Pat Kelly Manager

BISHOP Fintan Monahan and his posse of priests will hold their third annual Mercy on The Mall day at the Skycourt Shopping Centre this Friday. From 1pm to 6pm, 20 Priests will make themselves available to shoppers and people in Skycourt who would like to avail of the opportunity for Confession, a chat or a blessing.…

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