Coimirce (The Company) is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital was incorporated in December 2008. Its founding members (the Members) comprise of the Archbishops and the Episcopal Secretary of the Irish Catholics Bishops’ Conference, together with the Director General of the Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI), a nominee of the executive of CORI , the Executive Secretary of the Irish Missionary Union (IMU) a nominee of the Executive Board of the IMU.
The first Directors of the Company were appointed by the Members. The Directors of the Company automatically comprise the membership of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (The Board).
The main object of the company is to provide advice, services and assistance in the furtherance of the development of the safeguarding of children within the Roman Catholic Church on the island of Ireland and to monitor compliance with legislation, policy and best practice and to report on these activities annually, all as comprehensively set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company.
The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland is funded through the Sponsoring Bodies:
- The Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference
- Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI)
- Irish Missionary Union (IMU)
The Company name ‘Coimirce’ means ‘Protection’ in Irish.
The structure and personnel are displayed in the diagram below for more information follow the links in the diagram.