2017/2018 National Council Representatives

A County Network consists of Principals and Deputy Principals all of which are current members and are located within the 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland. Whilst some degree of official procedures and structures are necessary to maintain shape, consistency and compliance throughout IPPN, the culture of IPPN is one of informality, collegiality and professionalism.

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Your National Council Representatives are:

County Name Name 
Carlow Mandy McDonnell Ryan
Simon Lewis 
Cavan Breege Flynn  Niall Clerkin 
Clare John Burns Martin Moloney 
Cork Andrias Ó Foghlú Fiodhna Ní Bhaoil  
Donegal Catherine McClafferty Noirin Ui Ghradaigh 
Dublin Carol Burke Heneghan John Williams 
Galway Marianne Brady  Máire De Brún
Kerry Diarmuid McCarthy Mary Woodcock O'Sullivan
Kildare John Drewett Moira Liddane 
Kilkenny Margaret Walsh  Mary McCormack
Laois Maurette Maher David O'Brien
Leitrim Caroline Healy  Zara Ball  
Limerick Suzanne Cobbe  Niall West
Longford Cora Nevin Teresa Kearney
Louth Bryan Collins  Ann Middleton
Mayo Anita Healy  Regina Corrigan
Meath Sinead Cannon Morag McGowan
Monaghan Elizabeth Moorehead  Mark McEntee 
Offaly Frank Kelly  Nora Kavanagh
Roscommon    Shane O'Donnell  John O'Dowd
Sligo Bernadette Dwyer Deirdre Kelly
Tipperary Louise Tobin  Siobhan Verdon
Waterford Pat O'Mahony Marc de Gras 
Westmeath Bernie McVeigh Caroline Mhic Roibin 
Wexford Seámus Dempsey Siobhan Doyle  
Wicklow  To be advised To be advised


Role of National Council Representatives

Each county has elected two National Council Representatives, the role of the National Council Representative is: 

  • To ensure effective communication between the Board of Directors, National Council and their own County Network.
  • To provide feedback on the professional issues that concern school leaders in their county.
  • To use the county mailing list to report the decisions, policies and activities of the Board and National Councils to each County Network.
  • To encourage school leaders to use the mailing lists dedicated to their county.  The specific county mailing lists are designed for sharing information and discussing issues that are relevant to that county only e.g. extra-curricular activity
  • To communicate the decisions, policies and activities of the Board and National Council to their own County Network.
  • To assist the Board and National Council in developing IPPN policies by participating in research and development of sub-committees.
  • These two representatives, by necessity, are automatically members of the County Network Committee. Ideally the two representatives will serve a minimum term of office of two years with staggered replacement to ensure continuity of experience
  • To review and ratify IPPN Policy Position papers as appropriate
  • To elect members to the Board of Directors at the AGM
  • To elect the President & Deputy President of IPPN
  • To support the Board of Directors in identifying professional exemplars from within the membership




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