Statement of Bishop Seamus Freeman on the restructuring of Cura

16 Mar 2016

The Cura National Executive has announced the restructuring of the manner in which they can best deliver their services to the people of Ossory, and our country.  Ireland is a changing place and our population is, as a result of many developments of infrastructure and technology, now more mobile.  Recognising this fact the National Executive of Cura are moving away from local offices to a regional structure which is more sustainable and still promises to deliver its excellent service to those in need.

I acknowledge that part of this restructuring necessitated the closure of the Kilkenny office but I welcome the fact that the people of Ossory will still be able to access the services of Cura from its new regional office in our neighbouring Waterford.

I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all involved in Cura Kilkenny over the past forty years. So many wonderful people have dedicated, and indeed will continue to dedicate their time from the Waterford Office, to this valuable service for the Diocese of Ossory.