Tuesday, 21st April 2015
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Huge turnout for ordination of new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore

Episcopal Ordination of Fr. Alphonsus Cullinan as Bishop of Waterford and Lismore. Twenty nine bishops participated in the extremely moving ceremony of the Episcopal ordination of the new Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Father Alphonsus Cullinan before a packed Cathdedral on Sunday last. The new bishop’s family was in attendance and joined with Bishop Cullinan (55) who is a former teacher and member of the Bunratty Castle Entertainers in singing psalms.

The attendance at the ceremony was welcomed by the chief celebrant Bishop William Lee, Bishop Emeritus of Waterford and Lismore. Referring to Bishop Cullinane as “Father Phoncie” he said, “We are privileged, Fr. Phoncie to have you as our bishop and you are certainly privileged to be entrusted with the care of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore. Our prayer for you today and in the years to come is that you will be touched, ever more deeply with the joy that comes from sharing with others what your faith in Jesus Christ means to you. We pray too that you will be richly blessed through being a member of the Community of believers of Waterford and Lismore. You will discover in time that you have been called to serve in this diocese people - priests, deacons, religious and lay - who are deeply devoted to the... Read more »»

Huge turnout for ordination of new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore

Huge turnout for ordination of new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore

Special Olympics Ireland needs you!

Special Olympics Ireland needs you!

On Friday April 24th 2015, an army of volunteers will take to villages, towns and cities around Ireland to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland annual Collection Day. Nationwide, over 3,000 volunteers will shake buckets from morning 'til night with one... Read more »»

Bus Eireann services in Waterford may be privatised

The General Secretary of the N.B.R.U. has alleged that there was a real fear that the Bus Eireann services in Waterford may be 100% privatised.

Mr. Dermot O’Leary, General Secretary said that Waterford was in a unique situation in that under Bus Eireann proposals to privatise 10% of their services nationwide Waterford would see all 20 of their drivers being made redundant. Under Bus Eireann proposals Mr. O’Leary said that potentially given economies of scale there was a real fear that the depot would not be sustainable and that... Read more »»

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