Review of Safeguarding in Killaloe Diocese

Safeguarding Review for the Diocese of Killaloe


The Diocese of Killaloe has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice.  This is the second phase of such a review, the previous one being carried out in Spring of 2014 by the National Board.  This review will take place in January, 2020.


If you have any views about Safeguarding in the diocese of Killaloe, we invite you to come forward to the diocese or to the NBSCCCI  at (01-5053124).


If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact


Ms. Cleo Yates, Director of Safeguarding / Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at 087-3553024




Fr. Pat Malone, Deputy Designated Liaison Person at 086-8096074.




An Garda Síochána or TUSLA.



Killaloe Diocesan Office
Killaloe Diocesan Office, Westbourne, Ennis, Co Clare
Tel. +353 65 682 8638
Fax. +353 65 684 2538


Director of Safeguarding and Designated Liaison Person
Cleo Yates
Tel. +353 65 682 8638 | Mob. +353 87 3553024

Assistant Designated Liaison Person
Fr. Pat Malone
Tel. +353 86 809 6074


Local Tusla Duty Social Worker Contacts

Clare Area Tel: +353 65 686 3907

North Tipperary Area Tel. +353 67 46660

Offaly Area Tel. +353 57 937 0700

Limerick Area Tel. +353 61 483 091


Outside of these hours in cases of emergency please contact An Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána Freephone

An Garda Síochána launched a dedicated phone line for the reporting of child sexual abuse on the 2/3/17.

The phone line number is 1800 555 222.

This confidential Freephone line will be manned on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This is a Freephone number meaning that there will be no cost to callers from calling this number.

An Garda Síochána encourages victims of child sexual abuse to report any such incident at the earliest opportunity including those incidents of an historical nature.

In conjunction with the launch of the phone line, An Garda Síochána has also published a guide on the options available to people wishing to report child sexual abuse and sexual crime. This guide is available on the Garda Síochána website at

Local Garda Stations:

Ennis Tel: +353 65 684 8111
Ennistymon Tel: +353 65 707 2180
Kilrush Tel: +353 65 908 0550
Killaloe Tel: +353 61 620 540
Henry St, Limerick Tel: +353 61 212 400
Nenagh Tel: +353 67 50450
Roscrea Tel: +353 505 24230
Thurles Tel: +353 504 25100
Birr Tel: +353 57 916 9710
For further information on local Garda stations –

National Office for Safeguarding Children
New House, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 505 3124 Fax: 01 505 3026

Counseling – Towards Healing

Counseling available for anyone affected – details at


Towards Healing  is an independent organisation providing professional support for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse in Ireland.


Spiritual Support – Towards Peace