Oireachtas Essay Competition


Competition Organisation and Judging Panel

The Oireachtas Essay Competition Committee (‘Competition Organisers’) is assisted by a Competition Advisory Committee (‘Judging Panel’). The Judging Panel will determine and ratify all Competition winners and awardees. The Competition Convenor is the non-voting chairperson of the Judging Panel.

Members of the Judging Panel:

Mr Paddy Boyle, Former Principal, Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, Co. Galway

Ms Geraldine Delaney, Principal, Palmerstown Community School, Co. Dublin

Ms Claire Dollard, Teacher, Holy Family Community School, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin

Mr Gerard Elwood, Author, Teacher and Subject Examiner (Politics and Society), Maynooth Post-Primary School, Co Kildare

Mr David Gibney, Teacher, St Mary’s College C.S.Sp., Rathmines, Dublin 6

Dr Hubert McDermott, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Galway

Professor Gary Murphy, DCU School of Politics

Ms Gráinne Ní Bhroin, Teacher, Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Dr Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn, Lecturer in Irish, DCU

Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín, Riarthóir Theagasc na Gaeilge, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, University of Galway

Ms Jennifer O’Donoghue, Teacher, Millstreet Community School, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Mr Conor Reale, Oireachtas Education Unit, Leinster House, Dublin 2

Alan Titley MRIA, Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish, UCC