The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has issued a statement supporting Fr Oliver O'Reilly the county Cavin Parish Priest and the position he has adopted in relation to the recent attack on Mr Kevin Lunney. “We admire his courage in speaking the truth in a very difficult situation”, the Association states.
Fr O’Reilly came to national prominence in the days after the abduction and assault of Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney. Fr O’Reilly denounced the “barbaric and horrific” assault from the pulpit in Ballyconnell as well as condemning “the paymaster or paymasters” responsible for the attack.
The ACP has applauded his courage for the homily that he put out when he spoke about the situation.