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Introduction

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (registered as Coimirce) 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 Catholic 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.  IMU and CORI have now amalgamated to form AMRI (Association of Leaders of Missionary and Religious of Ireland).

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 National 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 Company name ‘Coimirce’ means ‘Protection’ in Irish.



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New House, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co.Kildare
01 505 3124
01 505 3026
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