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Gerry Curley RIP

The death has occurred of Gerry Curley, brother of Francis Curley SDCRG, Chairman of An Coimisiún.

May He Rest in Peace

Reposing in the Serenity Room of Quinn's Funeral Homes, Bridge Street on Thursday from 4pm-7.30pm. Removal on Friday to St. Joseph's Redemptorist Church, Alfonsus Road Dundalk, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Funeral Home private on Friday, please


Further Statement from CLRG

In response to recent allegations and documents circulated on line and in the media, CLRG is currently carrying out a comprehensive internal investigation.

At the time of our initial statement last week, and as of today, CLRG in Dublin has not officially been served with any lawsuit documents or notified by authorities of formal criminal complaints. We are aware of the situation and are acting as swiftly as possible to respond appropriately in line with our child protection policy and local laws.

These allegations, if proven true, are of extremely grave concern and we will not hesitate to take appropriate action immediately. We have consulted our legal team for advice in this regard. We are a volunteer organisation and our members have been working around the clock to deal with this situation. We want the public to know that the protection of vulnerable people in our community is the utmost priority.

Within our membership, many of us are parents and teachers ourselves. The situations described in these documents are shocking and heartbreaking. We would like to express sympathy and support for victims of any crime. We will be communicating further once our internal investigation is complete. 

In the meantime, we encourage any victims or individuals with knowledge of crimes to contact local authorities immediately and to make CLRG aware of any situations by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





World Judges 2020

Mandated Judges:

Ann Whelan Minogue - Ireland
Catherine A. Leneghan - USA
Colin Ryan - Ireland
Donna Reilly Cannon - Australia
James A.M.Smith - Wales
Kate O'Neill Woscyna - USA
Kieran Seán Rogers - England
Louise Smith - Ireland 
Mary Alice Mullane Godley - USA
Kim Lancaster - Canada

Self Nominated Judges:

Angela McDonagh - Ireland
Anthony Ferguson - Ireland
Attracta Quinn - USA
Bernadette Chaney - Ireland
Colleen Farrell Martin - USA
David P. Daly - Ireland
Deirdre Chaney-Farrell - Ireland
Dermot Cullen - England
Julie Loughlin - England
Kathleen Boutin - USA
Kristin Butke Zagorski - USA
Lauren Stapleton - England
Linda Reynolds - Ireland
Mary Teresa McHugh - England
Matthew Martin - USA 
Melissa Convery Masterson - Ireland
Noelle B. Curran - USA
Patrick O'Hare - USA
Russell J. Beaton - USA
Sylvan Kelly Browne - Ireland


Child Protection

In response to recent media posts online, An Coimisiún confirms its commitment to the safety of every individual involved in Irish Dance.

An Coimisiún maintains a strong child protection policy and requires registered teachers to be vetted / screened in accordance with local legislation.

Recent media posts state that serious allegations have been made against a teacher registered with An Coimisiún, and that legal proceedings have been issued in this matter. An Coimisiún has not been notified that such proceedings have been issued.

An Coimisiún takes its child protection obligations most seriously and in the past, has not hesitated to de-register persons proven guilty of the type of behaviour described in the media posts.

An Coimisiún is conscious that while the media reports contain serious allegations, these have not been proven and we urge caution until the facts have been definitively evaluated.

In light of the nature of the matter, it is being referred to Coiste Faire for investigation, and in the meantime, An Coimisiún will not comment further on the matter. 


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