Eamonn Oliver Walsh

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1944 –

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Who is Eamonn Oliver Walsh?

Eamonn Oliver Walsh is an Irish Catholic bishop and is one of the two active Auxiliary Bishops of Dublin, the other being Raymond W. Field.

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Dublin on 13 April 1969. He served as a secretary to Archbishop Kevin McNamara during his tenure as Archbishop of Dublin. He served as Dean of Clonliffe College from 1977 to 1985. On 7 March 1990 Pope John Paul II appointed Walsh as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin and Titular Bishop of Elmhama. He was ordained bishop on 22 April with Archbishop Desmond Connell as consecrator and Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Emanuele Gerada and Bishop James Kavanagh as principal co-consecrators.

After the publication of the 2009 Murphy Report into child abuse in the Dublin Diocese, Bishop Walsh said in an interview that "my record on child protection goes back a long way and it’ll continue. And if on the other hand the perception continued among the people that I was somebody who was complicit in all of this, then that would be a barrier in my ministry and I couldn’t even minister as a priest or a bishop if that were to continue."

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Born
Sep 1, 1944
Celbridge

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on July 23, 2013

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