Mr Brian Killoran a native of Roscrea, Co Tipperary, has been appointed as Chief Executive of The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) to succeed former CE Ms Denise Charlton in that role from next March. Mr Killoran has worked with this same organisation for the past 10 years.
ICI was originally founded by Co Kerry native, social innovator and Sisters of Charity member Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, who recently was listed in the nominations for this years Tipperary International Peace Award.
ICI publicly campaign for the rights and protections which benefits not just Irish citizens, but also migrants and their families. To this latter end the ICI supported 19 women and teenagers this year who had been trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation.
The former CE Ms Denise Charlton, who has been the council’s Chief Executive for the past 13 years, is now leaving to start a new business, but will continue to work alongside ICI on matters of policy.
Previously employed as Information and Referral Coordinator at ICI, Mr Killoran studied at NUI Galway and Dublin City University, where he attained a Masters in Globalisation. In his first post-studies employment, Mr Killoran was a facilitator on a programme for educators from the Middle East and North Africa at the Irish Institute in Boston College, Massachusetts. Mr Killoran began work in the area of migration in 2003 when he worked as a volunteer information worker with a community development NGO, working to address health inequalities among ethnic minorities in Dublin’s north inner city, before joining the ICI in 2004.
We wish Mr Killoran every success in his new upcoming post.