The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has approved the appointment of Michael Gillespie as the next General Secretary of the Union.
Mr Gillespie will take over the position from John MacGabhann, who is due to retire in August.
A native of Co Kildare, Mr Gillespie attended Maynooth Post Primary School before studying Physics and Maths in Maynooth University. For 25 years he was a teacher of Physics, Science and Maths in St. Brendan’s Community School, Birr. A Union activist throughout his teaching career, he has held several TUI elected offices, including workplace representative and various branch officer positions. He was also a member of the National Executive of TUI and held the position of Honorary Treasurer with the Union.
Since 2013, when he was appointed to the position of Assistant General Secretary, Mr Gillespie has been a senior official of the Union.
TUI represents over 19,000 members in second level schools, colleges and centres of further and adult education and Institutes of Technology/Technological University Dublin.