Rorate reports that Maynooth, the only remaining seminary for secular clergy in Ireland may close following the Apostolic visitation, and all future Irish students for the priesthood will be formed in a restructured Roman Irish College.
Whether the other reports of the Apostolic Visitation are going to be as radical remains to be seen. There were suggestions that the number of Irish dioceses may be substantially reduced.
Is there a trend to close local seminaries, and move students to Rome, at least it happened in Scotland: will it happen in England too?
Since posting this Fr Tim Finigan sent this link in which these rumours are said to be withot foundation.