DERMOT FARRELL, A DIE HARD SUPPORTER OF MAYNOOTH IS ON COURSE TO OVERTURN DIARMUID MARTIN’S REJECTION OF MAYNOOTH.
Farrell is steeped in Maynooth and Maynooth mania.
He studied for the priesthood in Maynooth.
He taught in Maynooth.
He was in Maynooth when his cousin, Maynooth President Micheal Ledwith was grooming and abusing first year seminarians.
He help the posts of executive assistant to the president, vice president and president in Maynooth.
And like all the clerical old Maynooth-ians he resented DM taking his seminarians out of Maynooth over “strange-goings-ons”.
And now Maynooth has THEIR man in Dublin.
I imagine that if Dublin gets any new seminarians Farrell will send them straight to Maynooth.
It begs the question – did Farrell know about the grooming and sexual assault of seminarians during his time in Maynooth.
Did he know what his cousin Ledwith was up to?
Was he the bishop’s watcher and fixer of the Ledwith problem?
If so, are Ossory and Dublin his rewards?
I guarantee you one thing – if he did he will never admit it.
I envisage that we will see the following from Farrell:
1. Full support of Maynooth.
2. Full agreement with the other bishops on everything – unlike Diarmuid.
3. The closing of parishes for monatery reasons only.
4. Conservative public statements on social and sexual issues.
Could we even see Farrell welcoming Deacon Byrne back?