New appointments: Father Gearóid Dullea, Father Seán Maher
Father Gearóid Dullea, Diocese of Cork and Ross, has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Irish Episcopal Conference. Father Dullea previously worked as the National Coordinator of the formation programme for the Permanent Diaconate.
Father Dullea succeeds Monsignor Eamon Martin who is returning to his native Diocese of Derry from 1 November 2010 to take up duties as the full time Vicar General for the diocese following the retirement of Bishop Francis Lagan. Bishops expressed warm appreciation to Mgr Martin for his hard work and important contribution to the smooth operation of the Episcopal Conference and especially for his oversight and management of its current governance review.
Fr Seán Maher, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, has been appointed Chaplain to the Irish College, Paris, with a particular pastoral outreach to the Irish community in Paris.