Paul died in Dublin on June 1, 1985. He was 51.
He was one of the finest Dominicans of his generation. Paul was a noble son of St Dominic, who wanted to live and preach the Gospel in a way that made sense to the people among whom he lived.
He was certainly a no-nonsense man, an intelligent man and an extremely hard worker.
It really never makes sense to ask hypothetical questions but what at all would Paul have to say about today's Irish church, the state of the Irish Dominican province, the state of the management of the Irish Dominican province today?
Those who remember him might well hazard a guess.