NAPDFET

Further Education and Training Colleges Ireland
The Voice of FET College Leader A Commitee of NAPD

Who We Are

ETB/Sector

 

Committee Member Contact Details
Cavan and Monaghan ETB Ms Ann-Marie Lacey, Director, Cavan Institute AnnMarieLacey@cavaninstitute.ie
City of Dublin ETB Dr Rory O’Sullivan, Principal, Killester and Marino CFE

Chair of FET Colleges Ireland Committee

Ms Cecilia Munro, Principal, Ballyfermot CFE

Dr Jean Fitzgerald, Principal, Coláiste CFE

rory.osullivan@kcfe.cdetb.ie

087-23143091

cecilia.munro@bcfe.cdetb.ie

jean.fitzgerald@ide.cdetb.ie

Cork ETB Ms Helen Ryan, Principal, Cork College of Commerce

Ms Paula McCarthy, Principal, St John’s Central College

hryan@ccoc.ie

pmccarthy@stjohnscollege.ie

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB Ms Patricia O’Brien, Principal, Sallynoggin CFE patriciaobrien@scfe.ie
Galway and Roscommon ETB Ms Geraldine Gibbons, Principal, Galway Technical Institute

Ms Alison Ward, Deputy Principal, Galway Technical Institute

geraldine.gibbons@gretb.ie

alison.ward@gretb.ie

Kerry ETB Mr Stephen Goulding, Principal, Kerry College stephen.goulding@kerrycollege.ie
Kildare and Wicklow ETB Mr Ray Tedders, Principal, Bray Institute of Further Education

Ms Patricia O’Brien, Principal, St Conleth’s Community College, Newbridge

raytedders@kwetb.ie

pobrien@stconlethscc365.ie

Kilkenny and Carlow ETB Dr Markita Mulvey, Principal, Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training

Mr David Forde, Deputy Principal, Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training

markita.mulvey@kilkennycarlowetb.ie

david.forde@kilkennycarlowetb.ie

Limerick and Clare ETB Mr Patrick Maunsell, Principal, Limerick CFE patrick.maunsell@lcetb.ie
Longford and Westmeath ETB Ms Sorcha Ní Dhonnacha, Principal, Templemichael College, Longford snicdhonncha.tcl@lwetb.ie
Louth and Meath ETB Mr David McDonnell, Principal, Drogheda Institute of Further Education DMcDonnell.DFE@lmetb.ie
Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB Mr Michael Murphy, Principal, Mayo College of Further Education michaelmurphy@westportcfe.ie
Tipperary ETB Dr Noel Colleran, Principal, Templemore CFE ncolleran@tipperaryetb.ie
Waterford and Wexford ETB Ms Noreen Reilly, Principal, Waterford CFE noreenreilly@wwetb.ie
Voluntary Secondary and Community Comprehensive Sectors Ms Catherine O’Sullivan, Director, Further Education and Training Support Unit for Voluntary Secondary and Community Comprehensive Schools

Mr Tom Lowry, Principal, Moate Community School

cosullivan@accs.ie

Tomlowry@moatecs.com

Seconded Ms Maureen Conway, Former Principal, Ballyfermot CFE

Ms Deirdre Hanamy, Former Principal, Blackrock Further Education Institute

maureen.m.conway@gmail.com

deirdrehanamy@gmail.com

Contact for FET Colleges Ireland:

Dr Rory O’Sullivan (Chair)

Principal, Killester and Marino College of Further Education

Tel: 087-2314091

Email: rory.osullivan@kcfe.cdetb.ie

Twitter: @FETColleges_IE

About us

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) is the professional association for all Principals and Deputy Principals in Post Primary Schools, Further Education and Training (FET) Schools and Colleges in Ireland.  Further Education and Training Colleges Ireland (formerly the NAPD FET Committee) is a Committee of NAPD, representing Principals and Deputy Principals from over 100 FET Schools and Colleges in Ireland under the auspices of the three managerial bodies, ETBI, JMB, and ACCS.  Established in 2000, this committee has represented NAPD on many State Boards, national working groups, and committees involved in FET.  In addition, a nominee of this committee is a member of the NAPD National Executive, and works with the NAPD Executive in addressing FET issues as they affect Principals and Deputy Principals in their role in leading and managing their Schools and Colleges.

The members of the Committee are from around the country and represent the collective experiences and knowledge of Principals and Deputy Principals who are involved in delivering many different FET programmes such as:

  • PLC Programme
  • Apprenticeships (Pre- and Post-2016)
  • Traineeships
  • SkillsETB
  • Momentum
  • BTEI
  • VTOS
  • Adult Education – part-time night provision
  • Skills to Advance
  • Skills to Compete

Further Education and Training Colleges Ireland (FETCI) continues to seek the full completion of the FET sector reforms in Ireland.  In line with the FET Strategy 2020-2024, FETCI is advocating for the establishment of a formal FET College Sector in Ireland as the foundational pillar of a world-class system of FET provision.  In particular, we are working to achieve:

  • A new FET College of the Future, separate from post-primary sector, which will consolidate all level 5 and level 6 provision;
  • An integrated funding model for all FET provision;
  • FET provision that will be flexible, available 12 months of the year, during the day, in the evening and on weekends;
  • A 2+2/2+1 model of tertiary education in which the first two years of post-secondary provision could take place in the FET College with progression to year three in a University or Institute of Technology;
  • Teaching support staff to support the teachers in the development and delivery of programmes;
  • Integrated system of learning supports for all FET students;
  • Educational technologists, IT support staff,  and Access teams to support the learning within FET Colleges;
  • FET Colleges to be properly resources with a fit-for-purpose middle-management structure.

Dr Rory O’Sullivan (Chair)

Principal, Killester and Marino College of Further Education

Tel: 087-2314091

Email: rory.osullivan@kcfe.cdetb.ie

Twitter: @FETColleges_IE