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The Council of Priests is an advisory body to the Archbishop of Dublin. It comprises elected and nominated members of priests of the Diocese. The Council meets for a minimum of six times a year and advises on a range of issues and gives direction on pastoral initiatives.

16th Diocesan Council of Priests


Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, D.D.

Chairman: Rev. Gareth Byrne

Vice Chairperson: V. Rev. Richard Sheehy, Moderator.

Secretary: V. Rev.  Eamonn Bourke, Co-P.P.


The Most Rev. Eamonn Walsh

The Most Rev. Raymond Field

Right Rev. Monsignor Paul Callan, V.G.

Right Rev. Monsignor Enda Lloyd

Right Rev. Monsignor Dermot Clarke

Right Rev. Monsignor John Dolan

Very Rev. Kieran McDermott, Co-P.P.

Rev. John Callanan, S.J., Co-P.P.

Very Rev. Michael Carey, Moderator

Very Rev. Anthony Coote, Adm.

Very Rev. Gerard Deigham, Adm.

Very Rev. Aquinas Duffy, P.P.

Very Rev. Padraig Gleeson, Adm.

Very Rev. Hugh Kavanagh, Adm.

Rev. John Kelly

Rev. Paul Ludden

Very Rev. Francis McEvoy, P.P.

Very Rev. Benedict Moran, O.P., P.P.

Very Rev. Joseph Mullan, P.P.

Very Rev. Peadar Canon Murney

Rev. Michael Murtagh, Co-P.P.

Very Rev. Kieran O’Mahony, O.S.A.

Very Rev. Frank Reburn, Co-P.P.

V. Rev. Donal Roche, Adm.

V. Rev. Bryan Shortall, O.F.M. Cap., P.P.

Rev. Patrick Sweeney, P.C.

V. Rev. Joseph Whelan, Co-P.P.