Slí Eile has announced the appointment of a new director. Pádraig Swan, a member of the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir for the last two years, will take up leadership of the Jesuit organisation that provides a wide range of faith and justice activities for young adults aged 18-35 in June. A native of Carlow, Pádraig first came into contact with Slí Eile through the Gospel Choir and participated in Slí Eile activities, including the last two Easter retreats in Clongowes. He studied for the diocesan priesthood in Kildare and Leighlin for three years, and he worked with Youth Work Ireland for two years. He also brings experience of several years of retail management to his new role. Padraig will work alongside Slí Eile’s current director, Rory Halpin SJ, during the month of April, before taking up his new position full time from the beginning of June.