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Joe Killeen: New vice president of the INTO 19/04/17

Joe Killeen: New vice president of the INTO

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Press Release

Irish National Teachers’ Organisation

INTO Congress 2017 in Belfast

The new vice-president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation is Joe Killeen, principal teacher in Lough Cutra NS Gort, Co. Galway.

Joe is from Corofin, Co Clare and began his teaching career at Kiltrusten NS, Strokestown, Co Roscommon.  Since 1987 he has been principal of Lough Cutra NS in Gort, Co. Galway.

Joe became Gort Branch Secretary in 1987 and represented Gort INTO Branch and District 6 of the INTO (Galway/Roscommon) for over 20 years.  In 2008 he was elected to the Central Executive Committee of the union to represent INTO District 6.

As an INTO Executive member Joe represented District 6 on the Small Schools Task Force set up in 2012 by the union to advise the executive on opposing proposals by the Department of Education and Skills to close small schools.

Joe is also actively involved in a range of community, rural, cultural and sporting organisations.