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Iona Institute Director "fully sympathises" with Cavan priest fined for celebrating mass with people present

Mar 22, 2021 13:03 By News Northern Sound
Iona Institute Director "fully sympathises" with Cavan priest fined for celebrating mass with people present Iona Institute Director "fully sympathises" with Cavan priest fined for celebrating mass with people present
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The Director of the Iona Institute says he "fully sympathises" with Mullahoran priest Father PJ Hughes, who has been given a fixed penalty notice of €

The Director of the Iona Institute says he "fully sympathises" with Mullahoran priest Father PJ Hughes, who has been given a fixed penalty notice of €500 for breaching Covid-19 restrictions.

However, David Quinn added that "his mind is not 100% with him" and the priest should be acting "in solidarity with everyone else".

Father PJ Hughes told Shannonside Northern Sound that he will not be paying the fine, after around 40 people were in the church for mass two weeks ago.

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David Quinn told this morning's Joe Finnegan Show that it is questionable whether Father Hughes' actions were a breach of the law:

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