The Parish of Ennis is part of the Catholic Diocese of Killaloe.

We all share the responsibility for ensuing that our children and vulnerable adults experience an environment where they are respected and loved and are free from the danger of any form of abuse. Where children and vulnerable adults are involved in Church related activities, the Diocese takes its responsibilities seriously.  Our parish is guided by and audited by the Safeguarding Children Service of the Diocese of Killaloe.

The Diocese of Killaloe invites anyone with a child protection concern to contact the Diocesan Designated Officer, Ms Cleo Yates 086 809 6027 email:


If you have a safeguarding concern and wish to report it directly to the statutory authorities, the contact details are as follows:

Killaloe Diocese Office
Westbourne, Cusack Rd., Ennis
Tel 065 6828638
Fax: 065 6842538

An Garda Siochana
Serious Crime Management Unit
Tel: 01 666 3445

Director of Safeguarding
Designated Liaison Person (DLP)

Local Garda Stations
Ennis 065 684 8100
Nenagh 067 504 50
Roscrea 0505 916 9710
Birr 057 916 9710
Kilrush 065 908 0550
Henry St. Limerick 061 212 400
Thurles 0504 251 00

Deputy Designated Liaison Person
Joe Searson
Mobile: 0852535326

Mid West (Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary)
Tel: 061 482 792
Midlands (Laois, Longford, Offaly, & Westmeath)
Tel: 044 939 5019

Parish Office Contact Details:
Tel: 065 682 4043

National Church Policy

All the constituents’ parts of the Catholic Church in Ireland have one whole-church policy on safeguarding.  It is the policy that guides our diocese and our parish in its safeguarding practices. You can download it:

Safeguarding Representatives

The Parish of Ennis has a team of local Safeguarding Representatives who have an important role in ensuring our parish’s compliance with the safeguarding   policy.  The members are volunteer parishioners who have undertaken training by the Diocesan Safeguarding Service. They are available to advise group and activity leaders and monitor parish activities that involve children.

  • The Parish Safeguarding Representatives in your Parish are:
  • Angela Mc Mahon – St. Joseph’s & the Friary
  • Ann O’Hanlon Christ the King, Cloughleigh
  • Marion Coughlan, Cathedral


It is the policy of the Diocese and of our parish to have people who will have a direct involvement with children or vulnerable adults in our parish vetted by the National Vetting Bureau.

Click here for Killaloe Diocese Child Safeguarding Statement

Click here for Killaloe Diocese Safeguarding Forms and Policies