Pope Francis has appointed Dr Dermot Farrell, until now Bishop of Ossory, as Archbishop of Dublin.
He replaces Archbishop Diarmuid Martin whose request for retirement has been accepted by the Pope.
Archbishop Martin will continue governing the diocese until the installation of Bishop Farrell.
The new bishop has lectured in Moral Theology at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. In 1990 he was appointed as Executive Assistant to the President of College, Micheál Ledwith. In 1993, following Ledwith’s resignation, he was appointed Vice-President of Maynooth, and in 1996 was appointed President, a position he held until 2007.
From September 2007 he served as a Parish Priest in his home diocese of Meath, before being made Bishop of Ossory in 2018.
Among his extensive administrative experience, he served on the board of Allianz plc.