Council of Priests

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.

15th Diocesan Council of Priests


Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, D.D.


Rev. Gareth Byrne

Vice Chairperson: V. Rev. Kieran McDermott, Co-P.P.


Very Rev. Donal Roche, Adm.

The Most Rev. Eamonn Walsh

The Most Rev. Raymond Field

Right Rev. Monsignor Lorcan O’Brien, V.G.

Right Rev. Monsignor John Fitzpatrick, P.P.

Right Rev. Monsignor Enda Lloyd, Co-P.P.

Right Rev. Monsignor Dermot Clarke

Right Rev. Monsignor John Dolan

Very Rev. Seamus Ahearne, O.S.A., P.P.

Very Rev. Declan Blake, Adm.

Very Rev. Philip Bradley, Adm.

Very Rev. Monsignor Paul Callan

Very Rev. Kieran Coghlan, P.P.

Very Rev. Niall Coghlan, O.S.A., P.P.

Very Rev. Miceal Comer, P.P.

Very Rev. Derek Doyle, Co-P.P.

Very Rev. Charles Hoey, O.Carm., P.P.

Very Rev. Michael Kelly, Co-P.P.

Very Rev. William King, P.P.

Very Rev. Monsignor Dermot Lane, P.P.

Very Rev. Melvyn Mullins, Co-P.P.

Very Rev. John O’Connell, P.E.

Very Rev. Liam O Cúiv, Co-P.P.

Rev. Michael O’Connor, C.S.Sp., C.C.,

Rev. Dan Joe O’Mahony, O.F.M.Cap.

Very Rev. Peter O'Reilly, Co-P.P.V

. Rev. Joseph Ryan, Co-P.P.

Right Rev. Monsignor Alex Stenson, P.P.

Rev. Patrick Sweeney, P.C.

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