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Priest of the Diocese of Cork & Ross, ordained in 1981.
I pursued undergraduate studies at UCC (BSc) and the Gregorian University, Rome (STB). Graduate studies were undertaken at the Pontifical University,Maynooth (STL) and the Catholic University of America (STD). I worked in my home Diocese of Cork and Ross as a Curate in Togher Parish (‘82-‘83) and in the Cathedral Parish (‘86-‘88) before my appointment as Chaplain at University College, Cork (‘88-’98). While in Cork I was the Diocesan Lecturer in Medical Ethics (‘86-’98) and a lecturer in and adviser to the Cork & Ross Diocesan Adult Religious Education Programme (‘90-’98). I also taught the Moral Theology modules on the Higher Diploma in Religious Education [Education Department, UCC] for over a decade.
I was a member of the Irish Commission for Justice and Peace (1993–2001) and was Chairman of that Commission from 1997 to 2001.
I joined the Faculty of Theology in 1998 and since then I have held the following posts of responsibility;
Director of Postgraduate Studies, 2003-2009.
Dean of the Faculty of Theology March 2009- 2015.
Head Department of Moral Theology 2006 - Present.
Acting Director, Pastoral Theology 2016 -Present