Council Members

Appointment of members to the Teaching Council

The Council has 37 members and 16 of these are registered teachers who are elected by teachers.

The appointments follow an election which took place during February and March, and the nomination of members by the bodies designated in the Teaching Council Acts, 2001-2015. The nominating bodies include the Higher Education Institutions, teacher unions, school management, parents’ councils, IBEC and ICTU, as well as Ministerial appointees.

The Council looks forward to continuing its important work to promote and regulate professional standards in teaching, for the benefit of the profession and the public.

The members of the Teaching Council are:

Nominating Body/Constituency Elected
Elizabeth CooneyElected Teacher, Connacht/Munster/Ulster, Post-Primary Voluntary
Michael DelargeyICTU
Karen DevineElected Teacher, Connacht/Ulster, Primary
Catherine DoolanElected Teacher, Leinster, Primary
Niall DuddyElected Teacher, Connacht/Munster/Ulster, Post-Primary, Voluntary
Patricia DuffyElected Teacher, Leinster, Post-Primary, Voluntary
Dr Mary FlemingUniversities & Named Third Level Colleges
Peter Finnegan
Pat GilmoreSchool Management - Post-Primary (ETBI)
Mairéad GlynnElected Teacher, Ireland, Post-Primary, Community & Comprehensive
Colm HarteElected Teacher, Leinster, Primary
John HolianASTI
Declan KelleherINTO
Ferdia KellySchool Management, Post-Primary (JMB)
Gregor KerrElected Teacher, Dublin Primary
Martin LallyMinisterial Appointment
Máire LineenElected Teacher, Dublin, Primary
Áine LynchNational Parents Council (Primary)
Denis MagnerElected Teacher, Leinster, Post-Primary, VEC
Claire MarkeyTUI
Seán McMahonElected Teacher, Munster, Primary
Paul MooneyNational Parents Council (Post-Primary)
Noelle MoranASTI
Seamus Mulconry
Séamus O'ConnorElected Teacher, Munster, Primary
Dr Padraig O'DuibhirColleges of Education
Séamus Ó FearraighElected Teacher, Connacht/Munster/Ulster, Post-Primary VEC
Prof Anne O'GaraColleges of Education
Sean O'NeillElected Teacher, Leinster, Post-Primary, Voluntary
Prof Mary O'SullivanUniversities & Named Third Level Colleges
Gerry QuinnTUI
Eamonn ShaughnessyElected Teacher, Connacht/Ulster,Primary
Tracie TobinElected Teacher, Munster, Primary
Frank TurpinIBEC