At their meeting in Maynooth on Wednesday 3 October, the Irish Episcopal Conference appointed Fr. Paul Connell as executive secretary to their Council for Education. This is a full time position based in the Columba Centre, Maynooth College.
Fr Connell has been on the staff of St. Finian’s College since 1982 and was appointed President and Principal there in 1998.
For the last six years he has also fulfilled the role of president of the Catholic management body for Secondary Schools, the AMCSS/JMB. He will take up his new position in Maynooth in January.
Fr Connell will remain as president of the College but the day to day management of the school will be entirely the remit of the Board of Management and the new principal into the future.