Annual Congress 2018

Congress 2018 will take place in Wexford between the Tuesday, 3rd and Thursday, 5th of April.

It will be held in the Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey Street, Ferrybank South, Wexford.

Click here to download a list of important dates to the event and also details of accommodation options.



TUI's Annual Congress 2017 takes place at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork between Tuesday, April 18th and Thursday April 20th 2017.

Keynote speeches will be streamed on this website from the following address. Watch the Minister's speech and TUI President's response from 12.15pm on Wednesday 19th April.


Click here to download key information on important dates and accommodation options.

Click here to download key information on tour and leisure options available to delegates




TUI's Annual Congress took place at the INEC and the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry between 29th-31st March 2016.  

The May edition of TUI News will feature a full review of the event, including details of all resolutions carried.

Click here to read General Secretary John MacGabhann's address.

Click here to read President Gerry Quinn's address.



TUI's Annual Congress 2015 took place in Whites of Wexford between Tuesday, April 7th and Thursday, April 9th.

Key speeches are set out below:

Click here for details of the General Secretary's Address, which was delivered on Tuesday, April 7th

Click here for the President's Address, which was delivered on Tuesday, April 7th

Click here for the the TUI President's response to Minister Jan O' Sullivan, which was delivered after the Minister's address on Wednesday, April 8th



TUI's Annual Congress 2014 took place in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny from 22nd to 24th April






Key Addresses

Click here to watch a video of TUI General Secretary John MacGabhann's address to Congress.

Click here to watch a video of Minister Ruairi Quinn's Congress speech followed by TUI President Gerard Craughwell's response.


A full list of motions carried will be sent to all members as part of the May 2014 TUI News.






Annual Congress 2014 - Media overview
The union’s Annual Congress received extensive media coverage in the days before and during the event.
Press statements in advance on health and safety concerns, the need for 4,000 additional teachers in the next decade, poor PLC course provision in many counties and a survey of lecturers on the move towards Technological Universities were well covered in the national media. 
Daithi Sims, Bernie Ruane, Claire Markey and John MacGabhann discussed the concerns of teachers and lecturers across the sectors on RTE’s Today With Sean O’ Rourke on the morning of March 22nd.

An opinion editorial by the TUI President in the Irish Times on the same day highlighted the plight of teachers suffering from the hugely damaging effects of casualisation. RTE’s Drivetime was broadcast live from the hotel lobby the following day, with Gerard Craughwell interviewed following his response to Minister Quinn’s address.

TUI representatives were interviewed on a range of RTE, Today FM, Newstalk and regional radio programmes and news bulletins. RTE, TV3 and TG4 television news reported from Kilkenny and Congress also received extensive print coverage throughout the week, including the lead story in the Irish Times on Thursday March 24th (Teachers ‘horrified’ at Quinn’s lack of consultation).


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