Waterford and Lismore Diocese was unable to pay its Priests in recent months and had to borrow from Parish funds. It’s after a drop in the amount of money raised in the regular church collections.
A survey by The Irish Catholic newspaper in 2016 showed Priests in the Diocese of Clogher were the highest paid in the country, with a top salary of just under €34,000.
Kilmore Diocese meanwhile paid Priests €31,000. Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show, Father Tom Cox Administrator of Shannonbridge Parish, said there’s a wide variation in what Priests are paid: