These bodies are established by the bishop to advise and assist him with specific areas of pastoral and administrative concerns.

Council of Priests for Cork and Ross

The Council is a consultative body that assists the bishop in promoting the pastoral welfare of the people of the diocese. Some members are ex-officio, some are nominated by the bishop, some are elected by the priests in the diocese. The Council meets nine times per year.

Bishop Fintan Gavin
Fr. Sean O’Sullivan (Chairman)
Fr. Gerard Dunne OP. (Secretary)
Fr. Finbarr Crowley
Fr. Pat Nugent
Fr. Tom Hayes
Fr. Terry O’Brien MSC
Fr. Michael Keohane
Fr. James McSweeney
Fr. Pat O’ Donovan
Mons.  Aidan O’ Driscoll
Fr. Marius O’Reilly
Fr. Eoin Whooley
(The position of representative of the religious orders is vacant following recent clergy changes)