Brendan Butler is a retired Irish Secondary School Teacher who specialised in Religious Education
He graduated from Galway University with an Arts degree and later from The Antonianum University, Rome with a degree in
Theology. In 1979 he co-founded “The Irish El Salvador Support Committee” and later “The Ireland Algeria Solidarity Group”. He was the co-ordinator of “The N.G.O. Peace Alliance” which was active in the Irish peace movement. He helped to revive the Catholic Church reform movement “We are Church Ireland” of which he was joint co-ordinator and spokesperson for several years.