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THE HOUSE THAT TOM BOUGHT.

TOM DEENIHAN

Property Description:
Beautifully presented spacious detached four bedroom family home situated in arguably one of the most sought after areas of Mullingar town. With many features including excellent décor throughout, maintenance free exterior, cobble lock driveway, patio area to the rear, small mature development in a prime location just off the Dublin road with easy access to the N4 motorway.

The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises of a welcoming entrance hallway with impressive floor tiling, spotlights and storage under the stairs. Sitting room, which overlooks the front of the house and rear with solid timber flooring and open cast iron fireplace with marble surround. Family room with Laminate flooring, patio doors to rear garden, decorative coving. Kitchen/dining room with impressive fully fitted wall and base units offering ample storage space, granite worktops, Kitchen Island, tiled splash backs and tiled flooring. Utility room with fitted units and guest WC.

The first floor comprises of a spacious landing with solid timber floor four Bedrooms (three being ensuite) and the main family bathroom with three piece with electric shower.

The exterior of this fine home is well maintained with patio area to the rear, outside lighting and power points. To the front is a cobble lock driveway car parking space.

Early viewing on this fine family home is highly recommended.

Dear Bishop Tom,

As you know, I have been blogging about Silverstream Priory and your on-going inaction about same. However, it was brought to my attention that during your tenure as the Ordinary of the Diocese of Meath a large property was purchased by St. Finian’s Diocesan Trust in an exclusive part of Mullingar.

The property in question is located at: 4 Ardmore Hills. The said Trust is located at: Diocesan Office, Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Ireland. I note that the so-called “charitable objectives” of the entity are: “Primary object is to act as permanent trustee for the property and investments of every kind, owned by, held in trust for, or used in connection with the Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Meath”.

A search of website of the Charities Regulator indicates that “Saint Finians [sic] Diocesan Trust” has been deregistered. And, the reason stated is that: “This organisation is no longer deemed to be registered under section 40 of the Charities Act 2009 as it no longer has an entitlement to exemption under section 207 or 208 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997”.

Therefore, I write with the following questions.

I note that the Folio shows that currently the property is unencumbered; it is not subject to the burden of a mortgage. Was the Trust a cash buyer? How many other residential properties have been purchased by the Trust on your watch?

By virtue of your appointment as the Ordinary of the Diocese of Meath, did you become the Chair and/or the individual with operational control with responsibility for day-to-day decision-making for the aforesaid Trust? We can reasonably infer that the other trustees will rubberstamp your decision-making.

If so: did you and the trustees authorise the purchase of the property at: 4 Ardmore Hills, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath?

Is it true that the property at 4 Ardmore Hills serves as your principal residence? If so, how did the Trust justify the reckless profligacy that was the purchase of the said property?

If the property is serving as your primary residence, are you, Bishop Deenihan, living at the property rent-free or do you pay a peppercorn rent from your monthly subsistence that you receive by virtue of your appointment as the Ordinary of the Diocese? Is it classed as a taxable benefit, and do you declare same to the Irish tax authorities?

If you are living in the property: have you had a chapel installed where the Eucharist can be celebrated?

If the property does NOT serve as your principal residence: on what basis was the property purchased? Was it purchased as an investment? If so, is the Diocese of Meath in receipt of rental income from same? If so, is the income being declared to the Revenue Commissioners? And, is the tax being paid on any income?

Since the property was purchased: has it been modernised, i.e., has the decor been updated/renewed? If so, can you provide updated pictures of the interior?

Anticipating as always, your prompt response to the questions contained herein; I and the readers of my blog look forward to receiving your answers, and hopefully updated pictures of the interior.

With prayerful best wishes,

+ Pat Buckley

181 replies on “THE HOUSE THAT TOM BOUGHT.”

Of course they did, not the first time that’s happened – so many RCC property transactions stink to high heaven. Friends with benefits. Living the high life at fancy private dinners with the best of everything & stepping out the following day with the poor mouth to the sheep who cannot afford to live to the luxurious standards of these wolves in sheep’s clothing.

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9.12 Christianity how are you! Clerical lifestyles contradictory & facilitate exclusion

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If you look at the list above, other houses in the same development sold for a good bit less. They were sold around the same time, so it is not a function of rising house prices, but of the diocese paying over the odds. The estate agent would have been rubbing their hands when they knew the diocese was interested. The diocese wouldn’t have haggled. They never do because the people making the spending decisions are not spending their own money. The diocese was robbed.

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The diocese paid €80,000 above the asking price. They should have walked away and looked for something else. Tom probably liked this one, so money was no object.

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So anyone else trying to buy that house didn’t have a hope of getting it once the Church was interested. Free rein to other people’s money & sheep should remember that before they hand over their hard earned cash to these spoilt vultures & parasites. Greed doesn’t come near the self entitlement and privilege clergy and their inner circles enjoy at expense of victims & survivors awaiting redress.

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I’m sure you’re right, 7.79pm, and prices in Dublin and in its hinterland are wild, but in the list of sold prices further up the comments, you can see that the other properties in the same development sold for less, and they were sold around the time the diocese purchased. That seems strange.

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If you’ve tried buying a house within commuting distance of Dublin in the last 10 years, you know that the asking price is only the starting point for bids. Unless there’s a structural problem or a planning issue.

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10.30 why would one person require such a large house? Does the Pope require Bishops to do a lot of entertaining at home?

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&10.30. What were you doing in the travellers caravan, Father? I hope they read what you said about their interiors.
That was not nice of you, not nice at all at all. I suppose a priests caravan is the height of luxury along the lines of this Bishop Second palace. Well for some.

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@10.30 pm
Oh I agree with your comment. Is it ‘Regency Style’? How anyone could feel relaxed with that awful decor I just do not know.
Nothing warm, comfy and homely about it whatsoever. Ughhh it’s horrid.

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8.13am I agree Father, I must contact Bishop Tom with details for my interior designer. He is sooooo expensive but oh soooooo worth it. Pizzazz is his middle name

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This is the previous owner’s decor. For all we know, +Noel could have given +Tom the number of his interior designer since.

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I dunno who’d want to live in Mullingar, full stop. Only a mother could love Mullingar.
House is a fine size but has an utterly tasteless living room. For a house that size the kitchen is shocking.

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10.43 Check your privilege Canon. Ordinary people who can’t buy their own home would love that house or even one a quarter of the size.

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@10.43 nothing wrong with Mullingar but isn’t that Bishop Tom ever to good to himself. “No fear of him” as Granny would say.

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“They say that Naas is a terrible place/Mullingar is just as bad/Longford Town really gets you down/But f–k me, Kinnegad!”

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Pope Francis says he wants to be among his people so why did he travel on a private jet to Canada?. The security for him could have been managed on a public plane with tight security. The destruction those private jets are doing to our planet.
i thought Pope Francis is to lead us in caring for our soul and planet .

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9.10 Next Fiat will be manufacturing a small plane for him ? What a Fraud he is, did you watch the footage with the journalist asking him about the Doctrines that still apply to the treatment of non-European peoples and lands…he makes it up as he goes along. With his ponderous tones and false faces he pulls it off on the plane. What a fraud.

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It was a chartered plane, which doesn’t just take him and the Vatican flunkeys but also carries all the press who travel with him. Hence why he can do his off the cuff press conferences on the plane

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9.10 wouldn’t it have been more effective to issue a written apology and use the colossal sums of money spent on trip to do something practical for the indigenous Canadian people. It looked like a fake PR exercise & him using his wheelchair to make himself look harmless & vulnerable. Ask victims seeking redress what they think of what they saw.

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@9.55 Canon Todd can clear off back to Castleconnell & take Bishop Tom with him. Maybe they can meet up with Big Ears & Noddy for Coffey in Glenstal. Plenty room for the champagne socialists in the Barrington Castle. Overprivileged opportunist cabal making monkeys of the few straggling sheep.

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9.55 why is the Bishop of Killaloe giving interviews to Tullamore newspapers? Is he moving there?

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CTU 10:43,
Mullingar is hosting Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann this week. It is the place to be! 🎻🪗🪕🎼🎵🎶
Thomas Deenihan’s motto, Illuminabit te Christus is taken from Ephesians 5:14 ‘Awake, O sleeper, arise from the dead and Christ will give you light.’ Thomas Deenihan is falling far short of those words. Thomas Deenihan has cast a dark shadow over the diocese with his morally reprehensible behaviour towards Dom Benedict Andersen and his scandalous entertaining of the charade at Silverstream.

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Not being funny but why was he asked to open the proceedings with a blessing? They didn’t even attempt to make it ecumenical.

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A bishop would often appear at an event at some stage over the week. Michael D Higgins officially opened Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann today. We’ll see over the course of the week if Thomas Deenihan makes a public appearance.

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@10.17 am
Sorry but you are wrong. I am not a ‘father’, I am a lady.
Ladies do read Bishop Pat’s blog you know.

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Canon Todd homeless people must be alien to you? The homeless situation is in crisis here and it would be wonderful if Bishop Tom would donate the house to a west meath county council and two or three single mothers could rear their children instead of staying in b and b or hotels waiting for a home. It would be what Jesus would do and set a wonderful christian example to other people that we are meant to be caring for each other .it would also show that he genuinely cares for the unborn as he would be helping mothers see that the men of God are practising what they preach to the rest of us.

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I find it hard to believe that there wasn’t a vacant parochial house available, rather than squandering €400,000. Would Tom Deenihan have a €400k house if he’d stayed a layman? Probably not.

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I’m so glad you went with the Episcopal Through the Keyhole. Unfortunately I’m speechless about this one.
I’d like to see Elsie’s rooms in Westminster actually, I bet they don’t give away anything personal at all.

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Interesting bit is trust being de registered and where did that property in question go to?
Date of purchase would be needed to ascertain as to when it was bought before it was deregistered.
If td is availing of that property, its classed as BIK in short benefit in kind such as company cars, use of place, equipment et al.
If its rental then income will go to a trust but that trust is deregistered. It seems to me that you haven’t followed it up from there.
Also ask charity regulator re this as well to see if they were informed or not. Trust is linked to a charity in question.
Did have some expertise on taxes cos I worked and, passed tax exams.

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DG 11:47pm,
Thomas Deenihan’s inaction over Dom Mark Kirby, who was credibly accused of sexual harassment, is very concerning. If the parents in the Diocese of Meath have safe guarding anxiety as a result, it is very understandable. Parents should not have to carry a burden of safe guarding anxiety. If there is no confidence in Thomas Deenihan, Thomas Deenihan must to the right thing and step aside.
If any clergyman in the Diocese of Meath has a safe guarding concern, they should have confidence in being able to approach their bishop, without any fear of retaliation.

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How do Dom Mark Kirby and Abbot Richard Purcell manage to get away with so much? There appears to be far more to what’s going on in those two cases.

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Seamus viii at 11.49
You know what a mule do is that they don’t move an inch.
Very concerning yes but he’s stubborn that’s the problem.
Need a massive shift to shaft him cos he’s so ambitious. His eye is on the prize which is a post of Archbishop one step further. He won’t step down simple as that but you or others would need stronger evidence to force the Vatican curia to request him to step down as evidenced by most recent blog Bishop of dunkefield.
Any clergy in Meath shouldn’t be putting their confidence in TD re approach cos I would expect a retaliation coming from him. That’s his MO, have a good look on old blog ‘thinking catholicism’ re him as I found out yesterday.
Ideally for other clergy is to approach someone above td.

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Any updates on the wonderful pastoral work Michael Byrne is leading as a hospital chaplain and LGBTQ Advocate. Michael could facilitate a work shop in Maynooth of integrating LGBTQ values into the seminary formation program.

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Tom must have a full time cleaner and staff in a house that size or maybe he’s au fait with the Dyson Animal.

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10.01 some of them and their cabal are doing much worse than playing with their Dyson alone behind closed doors. Be grateful for small mercies.

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A C of E clergyman in Banbury was in court recently for having his wicked way with a Henry hoover (serious, Google it if you don’t believe me). Alas, he and Henry were observed in flagrante delicto. Being Banbury, it gives a whole new meaning to ride a cockhorse to Banbury Cross.

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Methodist, dear.
The limited perspective, comprehension, and indeed literacy of the faithful, are revealed again.

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Same difference. Methodism is an off shoot of Anglicanism. In the US the Methodists have bishops. The Anglicans and Methodists will probably merge in the next few decades.

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Are there members of the Silverstream cult living in Bishop Tom’s new pad in Mullingar?

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Bound to be a simple explanation, ask Tom’s accountant or solicitor in Diocese to confirm a public statement if +Tom plays Bishop Dumb Bells 🔔 again.

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Bishop Tom Deenihan, another hypocritical champagne socialist laughing all the way to the bank whilst the homeless die in the streets. How many houses each do all these Bishops have at their disposal but they are constantly fundraising allegedly to keep churches going.

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Horrendous looking house. It screams ‘bling’ everywhere…..totally OTT and not suitable for a member of the clergy.

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8.04 you’re obviously new to the blog, quite a number of priests that feature on here do “bling” amongst other things.

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You are lucky you have never had to get a mortgage, I can’t afford mine and with the spiralling cost of wine and cigarettes I will be homeless soon

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10.25 or they could stick an X somewhere convenient, wouldn’t be the first time that was justified by the RC cabal in their own interests. Ask TOM the passive aggressive butt protector……

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Pat this man is not funny – there is no excuses for people to be homeless these days – if he drank less and smoked less he could afford his mortgage

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Hope ya all had a great pride I was so blocked I can not remember getting home lol have a nice day peeps

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Just saying before you all jump on the bandwagon and blame me: I did not write the comment at 8:54.
Excuse me now while I fry some Red Herrings…For dessert I am having a well wrapped Chocolate Orange courtesy of Fr Ger, Terry and Bishop Fintan/Killaloe Diocese™️

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8.54 why would he move to Mullingar? He has a house in Castleconnell. No fear of Fr Ger, still on Killaloe payroll, nice inheritance and all his possey minding him and sticking up for him.

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@10:30 The truth will set Ger free. Stay tuned to the blog for new details on the Red Herrings.

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@10:30 They all are shitting themselves now in Killaloe wondering what the “nutter” from Sixmilebridge will reveal to Pat. I will be vindicated.

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@12.41. You have nothing. Nichevo. Nada. Rien.
Your last “expose” was Ger using uncopyrighted photos from your phone that you took for him and sent to him for the express purpose of being used in book you knew he was writing. Hardly world news or a big sin?

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9.16 good to hear the priests have Pride in something because it certainly isn’t in serving the faithful.

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@11.19 they are so dishonest it’s almost unbelievable if one didn’t have personal experience of what they do.

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Ireland was a magical place a millenium past. It still is, though with print and tecnology, the magic is "different."says:

9.17 Its a millennium since King Malachy II who celebrated the locality. Louth Village as it is now called was an Irish Metropolis around the same time, the then ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. Mullingar and its environs are steeped in history, much to celebrate in the locality. I was always partial to its recent contribution of pewter. Westmeath has a very friendly and hospitable people, entirely different from the inhabitants of Royal Meath.

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If any bishops are reading this, there’s no need to use an estate agent as your solicitor. Your hero Donald Trump is suing CNN for calling him a liar and using an attorney who specializes in insurance claims. I’m sure she’ll take on your claims as well.

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Donald Trump has a poor record when it comes to instructing lawyers – Rudy Giuliani had his law license suspended by the New York Supreme Court.

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Yeah but he knows all about tax dodges, including burying his ex wife on his golf course so it’s now classed as a cemetery. It’s all about the grift.

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Trump had a bad rep re connections to Russia and felix slater a banker who’s on friendly terms with Vladimir Putin. Its very dodgy as hell with assets manipulated at times to increase the share value.
You read a book named ‘Dark Towers’ which highlights various shady business dealings by trump and bank loans, deustche bank along with Russian banks et al.
Plethora of adjective names could be applied to TRUMP.
Know someone who lives in Jersey as they were telling me stories of trump casino there. That’s why they said to me, they will never vote for trump.

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9.24 are you sayin that Trump has buried his ex wife in our Doonbeg golf course – surely not, you must be mistaken about that.

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10.34 better tips from priests too, doctors are tight. We prefer the priests. Fr Tom is a dote.

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10:34 Doonbeg resort and other perks for Killaloe clergy. Victim(s) of Killaloe priests threatened, branded liars, have their reservations for a Glenstal retreat cancelled by Coffey, have their lives destroyed and get no closure, compensation or even a public apology.

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It was probably the Sacred Heart Picture over the lamp to the left of the kitchen table that swung the sale to the Holy Bishop. Ha Ha Ha Ha.

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Cardinal beeciu with rights stripped at 10.24am
How did you fare at Vatican tribunal 😜?
It seems that frankie dumped you there as he does a ‘pontius pilate’ act 🙈
Just kidding, you know 👋.

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I presume you got those pics off the website that had it up for sale. So the interior decor will have been the sellers choice – not the buyers. All this faux outrage is a bit boring. The price doesn’t seem too bad, but then I live in the south east of England.

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10.26 sounds like you “deliberately” missing the point. Diocesan Property Trusts being scrutinised piss off Bishops no end and we all know why. Charity Regulator my arse, Brothers of No Charity – try getting special needs housing from them if you’re not connected to inside priest click. High time church paid off its victims & survivors & stopped fiddling vulnerable.

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Clonard house has not been bishops residence since the 1960s, The last two bishops of Meath,
Bishop John Mc Cormack RIP. And Bishop Michael Smith, lived at “Bishops House” Dublin Road Mullingar, beside Clonard house. This is now listed as Diocesean Offices.

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As usual, they didn’t maintain it. You can see lots of evidence of damp and there’s dereliction on the outside.

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Again, why does the RC church allow its real estate to fall into disrepair and then sell it at a loss? It doesn’t look like any work has been some on that palace for 30 years plus.

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10.57 it’s deliberate – earmarked for years for their specific pals. Look at all the queries and complaints from local communities around questionable property transactions that don’t best serve the Diocese in terms of raising maximum funds. Why bother when sheep keep coughing up to replace the shortfall. It’s all who you know in the RCC.

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Same with convents and monasteries. Their few old residents cling on to the building far too, letting the place go to rack and ruin because they can’t or won’t spend money on maintenance and then, when they eventually leave, the derelict place is sold for a song.

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11.27 am. Sound like the church is hand in glove with the Brian Quigley types as portrayed in Ballykissangel.

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The church hasn’t owned this house since the mid-1970s. The bishop’s office and residence were both in the ugly modern house next door.
Clonard House was in private hands for a few years before it became the Bord Fáilte regional office and when they moved to a new office, it was available for private events.
Which doesn’t tell us why neither bishop lives in the 1970s house. Surely the administration doesn’t take up the entire building.

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As Judge Fahy said in Galway at the court hearing into Carey, the RCC is a business and Carey had a job. None of those fancy church names.

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Bishops – property portfolio, pension provision, the best restaurants, income (what do they get paid in Ireland) and a fat cat mentality.
Bishop – servant of the poor, servant of the people. Yeah right!!

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I found it very interesting when Tom Deenihan name no longer pops up in the old blog when using search engine. It seems that his name was erased except for this blog.
Old blog that I was referring to was ‘ thinking catholicism’.
I didn’t know that you had raised the matter with nuncio, Armagh and dublin re TD.
Anyway you could report him to revenue re BENEFIT IN KIND(BIK) which should be charged to his personal tax instead of trust.

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Why doesn’t Tom share his 400k house with the retired bishop? What does the retired bishop’s palace look like?

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12.43 Clerical Love Island 🏝 a new take on Fr Ted. Source some posers from the choir & the Boiler House.

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11.07 they prefer to live alone, sharing with colleagues cramps their style you know. No expense spared to facilitate duplicitous lifestyles & no consequences when revealed. Same old, same old……

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12.43: Compared to masses said by some clerics, including Pat at the Oratory, there is something very sublime, transcendent and beautiful about the solemn Tridentine Mass. It is heavenly.

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Martin at 6.39, the original eucharistic service was a less baroque, much plainer affair. And all the more “heavenly” for having the REAL real presence there: Jesus at the Last Supper.

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11.17 get with it you pathetic Sheep, time is money. Do us a favour next week and stay in bed, I wish I could, met a fine looking lad at the Boiler House last night, couldn’t wait to get back to him this morning 😇

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11.31,not from my stable but in fairness to David Trimble he reached out to achieve reconciliation in a very complex issue. He could teach the selfish & self indulgent Tom & Mary’s in the RCC a thing or two about honesty & transparency. Rest in peace David Trimble

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Presbyterians, such as David Trimble, don’t like “rest in peace”. Don’t ypu know they don’t believe in praying for the dead?

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They don’t even believe that the dead in Heaven can intercede with the Ordinary on out behalf.

Maybe David and Big Ian are now dancing down the heavenly equivalent of the Garvaghy Road 🥁

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12.09: Deirdre, David Trimble could have taught many a lesson in truth, Christian charity, transparency and integrity to you and your type, probably Sinn Fein but that kind of listening requires moral principles and courage!!

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Mr Trimble was In my opinion someone that had to bite a large bullet. But he did, my country is a better place for him. And even though I’m am Irish Republican, I respect him, as I do with Hume, Adams, McGuinness and even Bertie. I do support Fianna Fáil. i do think our popular party right now could be a disaster for Ireland.

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@11.33 are you joking, clergy have zero shame on anything they or their ilk do to others. Toxic. Blood on their hands don’t bother them.

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Bressie is from Mullingar but like myself found Paradise in Co. Wicklow. He is a proud resident of Greystones. I heard him speak with 4 others at the Dalkey Book Festival recently. He looks as good in real life as he does on screen, though I am not sure he knows too much about swimming which was the subject of the discussion. WM

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@11.52am Only a cynical mind could dredge your comment from a very nasty habitation. My goodness, you think a Bishop would employ an architect and all else required to build a new house? Of course not. Your comment is indicative of misunderstanding, cynicism and nonsense. My view is that the house is not well proportioned. That is why his Excellency bought it for a snip. Four bathrooms (the one shown does not seem to have a shower) is unnecessary. More space, crafted to promote privacy, is desirable. Yes, the decor indicates rather poor taste but that can be changed without a fuss of the sort you seem to want to make. The property market offers many opportunities to a buyer with a keen eye for value. May I suggest that a more suitable property of improved design would have been appropriate. But the idea of employing ones own architect etc. is idiocy – nonsense to be retracted.

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11.52 Ah yes, we remember Tom the Leveller. Roman Catholic Church is a handy hidey hole to garner fake kudos. The Ill gotten gains of the dirty rotten cabal & their sponsors that keep them in their pads, paddocks & mansions.

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11.54 nasty Bishops ignore everything & set their thugs on anyone that dares to challenge them or their sponsors – they don’t give a damn – busy feathering their own nests – it’ll do for my day attitude.

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Pat
I can just see Toms face when he gets to the end and you conclude “With prayerful best wishes”
The steam will be coming out of his arse!

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Being intimidated by clergy and their cabal to keep quiet puts it all into perspective. Money speaks in church and state.

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Tom Deenihan, from my memory was a decent fellow in Maynooth, certainly no airs or graces and talked to everybody. I did not know him well but I would not have anything negative to say about him in those days. I expect he did not have plain sailing in Maynooth, that is a compliment. The like of Niall Ahern ( whom I still hold in esteem, though his flaws damaged many a good student in Maynooth, no doubt, thats another days exploration…the deans were lambs to the slaughter as well, absolutely no aptitudes for their briefs.) would have been hard on him. I expect what has happened with Tom Deenihan, as with Eamon Martin, they took a long hard look at Sean Brady and they both decided; Jesus, if he can do it, if that what gets to the dizzy heights, I (We) can do it!!! The rest is history because thats when conceit set in and much damage was done. As I have said before here about Eamon Martin, same applies to Tom: somewhere is something really decent that the Multinational has completely perverted. Tom, please reflect, that man needs your power over him; how will you use it: to help his life move on or to destroy it ? From where I am right now, the entire edifice of the RCC now seems ridiculous, quite irrelevant to many many people who are no longer interested because of the dynamic out of which you are motivated to act as you are doing in this good mans regard. Caveat Emptor. Bill ( Mulvihill) Apud. Australis

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RTE has been ordered to pay €47,000 compensation to two researchers on The Today Show after being hired as independent contractors and given lesser rights than employees. Verdicts from WRC ruled that the two researchers had been disadvantaged in long running controversy over alleged bogus self employment. Interesting ruling from a priests perspective.

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Well not really because no priest is employed as an employee. These two would have been disadvantaged in comparison to other journalists.

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How’s the building work on the new offices going in Jerry Carey’s old parish in Ennis? Business must be thriving when Fintan Monahan & Tom Fitzpatrick sanctioned it.

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10:57 The reason the church does next to no maintenance is that even though preventive maintenance is the cheapest way of looking after a building it still costs money out of your normal income. If they let it run down they can raise funds specially for a restoration or sell it. They won’t care if they don’t get the full possible value because the church’s priority is the clergy’s living standards now.
They’re unlikely to suffer a loss on any building they’ve owned for decades.

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Patsy on a lighter note do you have many First Fridays at the Oratory as Friday is the First
Father Sabastian and Father Holden has added you know who to their list.
As Cilla says Surprise Surprise 🙂

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@ 3.43
I am just going to a dinner party in the South Side bit cold for the hot tub so just wine and dine and I was with Peter yesterday and today and nothing was said.
He cannot speak about me due to GDPR or he would be in Clyde Street pronto.
He can only listen and take on board what is said just like Sab , Gary and Robert.
I won’t be back online tonight enjoy your night and you will get the Eurcarist on Friday and the Sacrements since u were absent today but on the blog

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I still think the bishop of Hexham’s new pad is gaudier. Billy Bumter looks like he’s purchased an ex hairdressers pad.

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Yes, Billy Bunter is Manchester working class, despite his Anny Walker style airs and graces. His new palace looks like the back room of the Rovers Return. I’d love to see inside Betty Turpin of Paisley’s palace!

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@6:40pm

OMG! you really are away with the fairies, you’re nowhere near the Southside you’re stil lin the bottom end at Ardeer having your usual cheap ready meal from Iceland. You never saw Canon McBride yesterday or today I’m just off the phone to him where he confirmed all information about you has been passed to 196 Clyde Street. I was at the 11am Mass today . Enjoy another night in your fantasy land.🙄

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Sorry but there seems to be misinformation here:
1. Clonard House was bought by the diocese but the diocese sold it in the 70s. It has not been in the possession of the diocese for decades.
2. The diocese built a perfectly hideous modern house (new Bishop’s House) on the Dublin Road which was good enough for every other bishop and is still in the possession of the diocese and is now ‘bishops offices’ or something.
3. The new bishop bought a new house – the bishop emeritus is in another (new, possibly?) house.
4. In conclusion, the original Bishop’s Palace is beside the Cathedral and has been priests’ house for decades. The house someone mentioned (clonard House) was bought in the 50s and sold in the 70s. The ghastly modern thing on the Dublin Road where bishops of Meath lived until VERY recently is now offices and the two bishops appear to be in two new-ish houses.

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Why didn’t Tommy return to live in the original palace next to the cathedral? It looks enormous enough. That’s what Archbishop Couve de Murville did in Birmingham. He gave up his house in a leafy suburban part of Birmingham with its swimming pool to live next to his cathedral.

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The lovely Archbishop Nolan has sold his mansion in favour of a few rooms in a modern chapel house just on the motorway. He’s exemplary 💚💚💚

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Seamus viii at 9.36pm
Sorry i didn’t watch the whole match cos I was giving a City tour to deaf American guy who worked troy Kotsur who won the Oscar for his role in ‘CODA’ film. I’m on heavy booze right now after he left cos I abstained from drink for months.
If I was the curia Bishop in the Vatican, I would sack td on the spot. That’s me coming from my background. Im a huge fan of Carl gustav Jung in terms of psychology.

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Met a deaf American today as I gave him a tour of city irish style including wines and whiskey. He used to work with deaf actor who won the Oscar re CODA film. He knew him v well cos he worked with him in theatre and GALLAUDET University as well. You can Google it as well as I don’t have to explain it to you.

A real typical American with roots to west coast but living now in Washington DC. His Irish roots is in Galway via great grand father or mother. But his grandparents came from Mexico via usual route plus bit of germania coming from mother side.

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Yes. The modern chapel house in Anderson, Glasgow where Bill Nolan lives was the house where Angelina Kluke, the polish student, was murdered by the infamous Peter Tobin.
It was the house where the late Fr Gerry Nugent was alleged to have entertained his girlies.

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Some of these Scottish clergy who are commenting on here in the evenings are unknown to me personally (thankfully). What strikes me about their nasty catty commentry between each other is that they appear drunken dangerous fools. Throwing out names of clergy, badmouthing in a very clearly drunken state makes me glad I I don’t live there. Lot’s of bitchy infighting and unhappiness. Sad to read all this Scots clergy shit.

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