Communications

Council for Communications of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

This Council comes under the Episcopal Commission for Planning Communications and Resources

Members

Archbishop Eamon Martin
Bishop Eamonn Walsh
Bishop Kieran O’Reilly

This Council is part of the Department of Planning and Communications.

Executive Secretary
Paul Corcoran
Columba Centre,
Maynooth,
Co Kildare

Catholic Communications Office

Martin Long, Director
Tel: +353 (0)1 505 3010
Mobile: +353 (0)86 172 7678
Email: mlong@catholicbishops.ie

Brenda Drumm, Communications Officer
Tel: +353 (0)1 505 3013
Mobile:+353 (0)87 310 4444
Email: bdrumm@catholicbishops.ie

Marie Purcell, Communications Assistant
Tel: +353 (0)1 505 3017
Fax: +353 (0)1 601 6413
Email: info@catholicbishops.ie

Francis Cousins, Editor of Intercom
Tel: +353 (0)1 505 3000
Fax: +353 (0)1 601 6413
Email: fcousins@catholicbishops.ie

About

The mission of the Catholic Communications Office (CCO) is to provide, on behalf of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and its agencies and commissions, a professional communications service, and to liaise with the faithful, media, national and international Church organisations, other faiths and the voluntary, public and private sectors, so as to help convey the Christian message of the Gospel.

The CCO also assists the Holy See, bishops, diocesan communications officers and seminarians with the promotion of the Church’s pastoral work through the means of social communication.

There are 26 dioceses on the island of Ireland and, upon request, the CCO operates as the press office for dioceses on issues requiring national publicity.

In relation to news promotion, the staff of the CCO work in partnership with the designated Diocesan Communications Officer of each diocese. The CCO also responds to information requests from the media and the public on local and regional Church issues and, as appropriate, the CCO refers diocesan-specific queries to the relevant diocese.

The CCO is accountable to the Council for Communications of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

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