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 2020, 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:

Title

First Name

Surname

Sector

Ms

Jean 

Beswick Duignan

Nominee - TUI

Ms

Kathleen 

Burke 

Post Primary - Voluntary Sector - Connaught, Munster & Ulster

Mr 

Noel 

Cronin 

Elected - ETB Sector - Post primary - Leinster

Ms

Mary 

Curley

Primary - Munster

Mr

Michael 

Delargey 

ICTU / Ministerial

Mr 

Eamon

Dennehy 

Nominee - ASTI

Dr

Niamh 

Dennehy 

Nominee - UCC

Mr 

Charles 

Dolan 

IBEC/Ministerial Appointee

Mr 

Brendan 

Doody 

Ministerial Appointee

Ms 

Catherine 

Doolan 

Primary - Leinster

Mr 

Niall 

Duddy 

Post Primary - Voluntary Sector - Connaught, Munster & Ulster

Dr

Declan 

Fahie 

Nominee - UCD

Ms

Mai 

Fanning

Nominee - NPC Post Primary 

Prof

Niamh 

Hourigan 

Nominee - MIC

Ms

Anne 

Howard 

Elected - Comm and Comprehensive Sector-  All of Ireland

Ms

Roseana 

Jordan 

Primary - Connaught- Ulster

Ms

Michelle 

Keane

Primary - Dublin

Mr

Gerry 

Leydon

Ministerial Appointee

Ms

Anne 

Loughnane

Nominee - ASTI

Ms

Áine 

Lynch 

Nominee - NPC Primary 

Ms

Mary

Magner

Nominee - INTO

Mr

Peter

McCabe

Primary - Dublin

Mr

Fergal

McCarthy

Nominee - ACCS

Mr

Paul 

Moroney 

Primary - Munster

Ms

Catherine 

Moynihan 

Nominee - JMB

Ms

Anne 

Mulcahy 

Elected ETB - South

Mr

Seán 

Ó hArgáin 

Nominee - Gaeloideachais 

Prof

Teresa

O'Doherty 

Nominee - MIE

Mr

Ciaran James 

O'Donnell 

Elected ETB - Connaught, Munster and Ulster

Mr

Seán 

Ó Dubhlaing 

Primary - Leinster

Mr

Séamus

Ó Fearraigh 

Nominee - TUI

Mr

Liam 

Ó Néill 

Nominee - Ministerial Appointee

Mr

Seán 

O'Neill 

Post Primary - Voluntary Sector - Leinster

Mr

Bryan 

O'Reilly

Nominee - CPSMA

Mr

David

O'Sullivan 

Nominee - INTO

MrEamonnShaughnessyPrimary - Connaught/Ulster
MsTracieTobinPrimary - Munster

If you have any queries regarding the Council or any specific queries, please call us on (01) 6517900, or email info@teachingcouncil.ie.