Gaeltacht Education Policy Advisory Committee

Who we are

The Gaeltacht Education Policy Advisory Committee was established in March 2017 to support the phased implementation of the Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022.

Terms of Reference

The Gaeltacht Education Policy Advisory Committee will:

  • bring together key stakeholders to provide advice from a range of perspectives in order to support the work of the Gaeltacht Education Unit (An tAonad um Oideachas Gaeltachta)
  • build partnerships and mobilise stakeholders
  • provide a forum for discussion on current policy implementation and future direction/priorities
  • monitor progress on the roll out of policy elements/actions
  • pre-empt and identify challenges and opportunities to support the effective implementation of the Policy and advise how best to respond
  • address any other relevant Gaeltacht Education Policy implementation issues which may arise from time to time.

The Gaeltacht Education Policy Advisory Committee will be chaired by a member of the Management Board of the Department of Education and Skills.

The Gaeltacht Education Policy Advisory Committee will meet up to four times a year.

Membership

Membership of the Advisory Committee will include representatives nominated by relevant stakeholders. The Department of Education and Skills will choose the organisations to join the Advisory Committee. Representatives from the following organisations may take part in the committee:

Designated Public Official (DPO): Dr. Harold Hislop, Chief Inspector, Department of Education and Skills.

Meetings:

Advisory Committee Meetings

Contact:

E-mail:aog@education.gov.ie
Address: Gaeltacht Education Unit Department of Education and Skills
Block 3, Marlborough Street
Dublin 1
D01 RC96
Phone: (01) 889 6408

See Also:

Chairperson Dr. Harold Hislop

 Chief Inspector, Department of Education and Skills

Dr. Treasa Kirk

Gaeltacht Education Unit, Department of Education and Skills

Róisín McCauley

Gaeltacht Education Unit, Department of Education and Skills

Muireann Ní Mhóráin

An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG)

Caoimhín Ó hEaghra

An Foras Pátrúnachta

Eileen Salmon

Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools (ACCS)

Moira Leydon

Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI)

Niamh Ní Mhaoláin

Association of Teacher Education Centres of Ireland (ATECI)

Dr. Marie Griffin

Catholic Education - An Irish Schools’ Trust (CEIST)

Mairéad Mac Con Iomaire

Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta

Aodán Mac Suibhne

Conference of Heads of Irish Colleges of Education (CHoICE)

Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha

Conradh na Gaeilge

Seán Mac Eoin

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG)

Paul Faye

Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA)

Carmel Brennan

Early Childhood Ireland

Gerry Sheil

Educational Research Centre (ERC)

Tomás Mac Pháidín

Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI)

Seosamh Ó Coinne

Foras na Gaeilge

Bláthnaid Ní Ghréacháin

Gaeloideachas

Deirbhile Nic Craith

Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO)

Maria Doyle

Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN)

Cloe Griffin/ Aoife Ní Shuilleabhán

Irish Secondary Students’ Union (ISSU)

John Curtis

Joint Managerial Body (JMB)

Máirín Nic Fhionghuin

Muintearas

Cathnia Ó Muircheartaigh

National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD)

Dr. Neasa Ní Chuaig

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

Sé Goulding

National Council for Special Education (NCSE)

Dr. Risteárd Ó hAonghusa

National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)

Sean O'Riordan

National Parents’ Council - Post Primary

Áine Lynch

National Parents’ Council - Primary

An tOllamh Gerry Mac Ruairc

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

Máire Ní Scannláin

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne

Seosamh Mac An Iomaire

Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)

Tim Desmond

State Examination Commission (SEC)

Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú

Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI)

Tomás Ó Ruairc

Teaching Council

Sorcha Ní Chéilleachair

Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta

Siubhán Nic Grianna

Údarás na Gaeltachta