As the second eldest in a family of seven the new Bishop of Cork and Ross, Most Rev Fintan Gavin, is well versed in team work so it was a natural fit for him to heavily feature the Church of Ireland Bishop the Right Rev Dr John Colton and Bishop Emeritus Most Reverend John Buckley in his ordination ceremony.
Just hours before pledging support for his successor, the Bishop Emeritus of Cork and Ross was visiting the sick in Cork University Hospital, supporting, among others, a man from West Cork who had lost several fingers in a horrific lawnmower accident.
Public pressure continued to mount on the GAA yesterday with more public figures from the world of sport, politics, and beyond calling on the organisation to allow a tribute match to the late Liam Miller take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
They christened a bridge after Christy and bored a tunnel in the name of Jack, so surely it’s time to re-name the Inniscarra Dam in honour of the local legend, the most decorated player in GAA history?
The prevalence of suicide, declining vocations, and Mass attendance are just some of the issues that the country’s bishops will discuss with senior Vatican officials when they travel to Rome tomorrow for a 10-day pilgrimage.
It is now 5O years since I started working for the Irish Sugar factory in Mallow. My first day working there was October 8, 1965. I was trained into the quality control section. Some of my colleagues were Tadgh Quill BSC who was chief chemist and John Buckley RIP was the quality supervisor and also the chairman of Mallow Urban District Council.
The Bishop of Cork and Ross, John Buckley, wants the body of “Little Nellie” to be exhumed from its grave at the now-derelict Good Shepherd Convent site in Sunday Well (Irish Examiner, 18 August).
Karen Buckley’s father described Alexander Pacteau as ‘truly evil’ after the killer admitted repeatedly hitting her with a spanner and trying to dispose of her body in a bath of chemicals. In an emotional speech outside of court, John Buckley, who travelled with his wife Marian and three sons for the hearing said there are no words to describe what the family went through.