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The Association represents the views of German teachers.
The GDI has a representative on the NCCA and other curriculum-related committees.

The GDI has a committee which serves a two-year term. The present term began in November 2018 and will end in November 2020.

If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in being a member of the committee please contact us

PositionIndividual/Group
PresidentLouise Reeves
Vice-PresidentUna Byrne
MembershipBarbara Capper
Minutes SecretaryPierce H Purcell
National Treasurer Louise Reeves
Social MediaAislinn Barry
Communications OfficerBrian O'Conaill
RegionalgruppenLouise Reeves
CommitteeMichael Hauke

The GDI is member of the IDV (Internationaler Deutschlehrerverband).  

The IDV represents approximately 250,000 German teachers in 86 countries.

The Association also maintains close connections with the Goethe Institut, the Department of Education & Skills, the State Examinations Commission and the Austrian and German Embassy.

Goethe Institut: Leiter der Sprachabteilung

Mr Michael Hauke is the Head of the Language Department at the Goethe Institut. 

His contact details are:
Michael Hauke
Leiter der Sprachabteilung/Head of Language Department
37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Irland
Michael.Hauke@nullgoethe.de  Tel.: +353-(0)1-680 1110

Department of Education and Skills  

Department of Education and Skills German Inspectors:
Ms Maria Lorigan

State Examinations Commission 

Each year the GDI submits a report on the State examinations.
The German EAM is Mr Brian Lowney

Deutsche Botschaft – Dublin

The GDI receives kind support from Frau Deike Potzel the German Ambassador to Ireland at the German Embassy in Dublin.

Press and Public Relations Officer
German Embassy Dublin
31 Trimleston Avenue
Booterstown
Co. Dublin
Tel. 01-2693011
Email: infoatdublin.diplo.de

Österreichische Botschaft – Dublin 

The GDI works closely with the Austrian Embassy.

Mr Helmut Freudenschuss is the Austrian Ambassador to Ireland.
Helmut Freudenschuss
6 Ailesbury Road
Dublin 4
Tel.: 01-269 4577

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