Tipp ETB Honours 21 Former Staff Members At 2023 Retired Staff Presentation


Tipperary Education and Training Board (ETB) honoured 21 of its former staff members at its 2023 Retired Staff Presentation at the Anner Hotel in Thurles on November 10th.

The retirees, which included teachers, tutors, special needs assistants, caretakers, support staff, a deputy principal and a senior training advisor, served for a total of 432 years in Tipperary ETB, and in its previous guise as North and South Tipperary VECs. The staff members, who retired between June 2022 and July 2023, were each presented with a Tipperary Crystal vase and a citation to mark their achievements in education provision.

Each of the retirees were joined by family and friends at the presentation. Chairperson of Tipperary ETB, Cllr Mary Hanna Hourigan, welcomed attendees to the event, explaining that each person was being honoured for their professionalism, dedication and commitment in helping the ETB’s education services to grow and consistently meet the needs of its learners, communities and the economy.

Chief Executive of Tipperary ETB, Bernadette Cullen, says the “dedicated service on the part of the retirees enabled the organisations to grow and improve the opportunities for quality education and training throughout the county.”

The following people were recognised for their contribution – 

  • Anne Ryan, Special Needs Assistant, Borrisokane Community College,
  • Geraldine Hickey, Special Needs Assistant, Coláiste Dún Iascaigh (Cahir),
  • Anne Lohan, Teacher, Coláiste Dún Iascaigh,
  • Patrick Lonergan, Caretaker, Coláiste Dún Iascaigh,
  • Mary Ryan Maher, Teacher, Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed (Thurles),
  • Joan Brophy, Teacher, Coláiste Phobal (Roscrea),
  • Carmel Needham, Teacher, Coláiste Phobal,
  • Eimir Blackmore, Teacher, Comeragh College (Carrick-on-Suir),
  • Katherine Cahill, Teacher, Comeragh College,
  • Nora Moriarty, Teacher, CTI Clonmel,
  • Tommy Coleman, Senior Training Adviser, Archerstown FET Centre (Thurles),
  • Paddy Cullen, Caretaker, Tipperary ETB Head Office (Nenagh),
  • Geraldine Ryan, Assistant Staff Officer, Tipperary ETB Head Office,
  • Margaret Ryan, Clerical Officer, Lifelong Learning Service,
  • Kathleen Ryan, Tutor, Literacy,
  • Julia Murphy, Clerical Officer, Nenagh CNS,
  • Mary O’Connor, Teacher, Newport College,
  • Nuala Hughes, Special Needs Assistant, Newport College,
  • Siobhan Landers, Deputy Principal, Scoil Ruáin (Killenaule),
  • Kathleen O’Callaghan, Special Needs Assistant, St Ailbe’s (Tipperary Town),
  • Ann Tanner, Attendant, Teach an Léinn (Nenagh).