25. February 2018

Trust Board

Since its foundation, the Loreto Institute has been involved in education. With almost 150 schools worldwide and 5,500 staff members serving 70,000 students, Loreto has an international network of schools and colleges.

In Ireland, there are over 20 schools under Loreto trusteeship. Of these, sixteen are Voluntary Secondary schools and five are Primary/Junior schools, and two in Northern Ireland are Voluntary Grammar schools.

Loreto also shares trusteeship with others in five Community schools. Six other primary schools in Ireland and Gibraltar also retain historical links with Loreto.

The Provincial and her Council have established the Loreto Education Trust with responsibility for the trusteeship of Loreto Schools in Ireland.

Loreto Education Trust is a Company, the Members of which appoint and oversee a Board of Directors. This Board of Directors, referred to as the Loreto Trust Board, exercises the function of trusteeship.

Company Members

Ita Moynihan IBVM
Carmel Swords IBVM
Jane Bailey IBVM
Elizabeth Cotter IBVM
Brede Quirke IBVM
Elaine Troy IBVM
Helen O’Riordan IBVM

Company Directors

Dermot McCarthy – Chairperson
Martin Boyd
Marie Céline Clegg IBVM
Liz Cogan
Deirdre Farrell
Maria Hyland IBVM
Brian Lenehan
Frank Moran
Gerardine Mullen IBVM
Mary Murphy
Phil Murphy IBVM
Liam Riordan

Company Secretary – Ann O’Donoghue IBVM

Loreto Education Trust is the body responsible for the Loreto schools and it serves the schools through the Loreto Education Centre.

Mission Statement of the Trust:

Holding in trust the gift of Mary Ward’s distinctive vision, we undertake trusteeship of the Loreto enterprise of education now and into the future.

Working out of IBVM (Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary) core values and facilitating their contemporary expression within Loreto Schools, we exercise the function of trusteeship through:
•on-going dialogue with the wider Loreto Community
•two-way communication with the schools
•support of the Loreto Network of Schools
•leadership development


Trust Accounts for year ending August 2013 – Loreto Education Trust Accounts 2013

Trust Accounts for year ending August 2014 – Loreto Education Trust Accounts 2014

Trust Accounts for year ending August 2015 – Loreto Education Trust Accounts  2015

Trust Accounts for year ending August 2016 – Loreto Education Trust Accounts 2016