From the Belfast Telegraph:
The Irish Catholic newspaper says the parishes have asked the Vatican for “full, corporate, sacramental union” under the authority of the Pope.
The ‘traditional rite’ group was set up in Ireland in 1991 by those unhappy with some of the more liberalising decisions taken by the Church of Ireland, such as the ordination of women ministers.
The entire group, which includes the three Irish parishes, has now sought “full communion with the See of Rome”.
While only a few hundred Anglicans in Ireland will be affected, the move, if approved by the Vatican, would see almost half a million Anglicans worldwide admitted into the Catholic Church.