The trustees of St Patrick's College, Maynooth, have announced the appointment of the Reverend Professor Hugh Connolly as President of the College.

Fr Connolly is a priest of the Diocese of Dromore and is currently Professor of Moral Theology at Maynooth where he has been Vice-President since 1999.

He succeeds Monsignor Dermot Farrell who after two terms as President has been appointed as the new parish priest of Dunboyne, Co Meath.