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22nd July 2016

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, has announced the appointment of a new Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Bishops’ Conference offered congratulations to Anthony Horan who will direct the work of the Catholic Parliamentary Office from 25 July 2016.


Archbishop Tartaglia said:


“I congratulate Anthony on his appointment as Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office. Together with all the bishops I look forward to working with him in future as he represents the Church in the political sphere. Anthony’s demonstrable knowledge of and commitment to his Catholic faith will be a tremendous asset to the Catholic Parliamentary Office. I wish him every success in his new post.”


Anthony Horan commented:


“I am honoured to have been appointed Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland. I look forward to engaging with Scotland’s parliamentarians and the political system, developing friendly and positive relationships in the process. I am extremely grateful to Scotland’s Catholic Bishops for giving me this opportunity to work for them and to develop the work of the Parliamentary Office.”




Peter Kearney 


Catholic Media Office 

5 St. Vincent Place 


G1 2DH 

0141 221 1168 

07968 122291 




Notes to Editors:


1. Anthony was most recently employed as a Senior Solicitor/Acting Legal Manager with Glasgow City Council.


2. Photographs of Anthony with Archbishop Tartaglia are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/139632090@N07/sets/72157670624194861/with/28347749242






2003 Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors by the Law Society of Scotland; Admitted as a Notary Public by the Law Society of Scotland 


2001 – 2002 Glasgow Graduate School of Law: Diploma in Legal Practice 


1999 – 2001 University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: LLB (Accelerated) 


1998 - 1999 Glasgow Caledonian University: BA in Law with Administrative Studies 




2008 – Present Glasgow City Council – Solicitor/Senior Solicitor/Acting Legal Manager 


2006 - 2008 Scottish Legal Aid Board – Disability Legal Advice Project, Hamilton - Solicitor 


2004 - 2006 JC Hughes Solicitors, Glasgow - Solicitor 


2002 - 2004 Gallen & Company Solicitors, Glasgow – Trainee Solicitor

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