Scientologists hired firm to lobby politicians on church 'ideals' - 2018-01-24

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F295.png Scientologists hired firm to lobby politicians on church 'ideals' January 24, 2018, Jack Power, Irish Times

The controversial Church of Scientology hired a consultant to lobby local councillors and TDs on the "ideals" of the group, ahead of their centre in Firhouse, Dublin opening.

Kieran O'Byrne, a public relations consultant who runs the firm CCIPR, pushed the new centre and its facilities with local politicians, as well as providing general PR work for the group.

Mr O'Byrne's work for the church was recorded in a return made to the official lobbying register by his firm. The return outlined the aim of the lobbying was "that politicians understand the Church of Scientology's ideals". It detailed that the firm set up between six and 10 meetings with politicians for the group, both at the new centre or in politician's offices.

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{{cite news | first = Jack | last = Power | title = Scientologists hired firm to lobby politicians on church 'ideals' | url = https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/scientologists-hired-firm-to-lobby-politicians-on-church-ideals-1.3365998 | work = Irish Times | date = January 24, 2018 | accessdate = January 27, 2018 }}