Fr Paddy Byrne
Fr Paddy Byrne is a curate in Portlaoise parish in Co. Laois. At the time of his ordination in 2001, he became the youngest priest in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. His first appointment was to Newbridge parish in Co. Kildare and he also served in Bagenalstown in Co. Carlow.
For the past 10 years, he has been a columnist for The Laois and Carlow Nationalist and a regular contributor to other local and national media.
He is well-known for his blogging and social media presence, which he uses to discuss the issues facing the Church and its followers.