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About Us

meeting imageThe Association represents the views of German teachers. They have 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 2016 and will end in November 2018.

If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in being a member of the committee please email us at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Committee 2014-2016


Louise Reeves

Vice-President Barbara Capper
Membership          Barbara Capper
Minutes Secretary Pierce H Purcell
National Treasurer Barbara Capper
Seminar Treasurer Pamela Lynch
Communication Officer & Social Media  
Regionalgruppen Pamela Lynch
Bulletin Editor Annedore Speßhardt
Third Level Link Dr Emma Riordan
Primary Link Lizzy Clarke
Committee Members Caroline Ahearne/Esther Burke
  Kim McCarney/Louise Reeves


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 Andreas Zürn is the Head of the Language Department at the Goethe Institut. His contact details are:

Andreas Zürn

Leiter der Sprachabteilung/Head of Language Department


62 Fitzwilliam Square
Dublin 2
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Tel.: +353-(0)1-680 1110

Department of Education and Skills

Department of Education and Skills German Inspectors: Ms. Margaret Condon and Ms. Maria Lorigan.

State Examinations Commission

Each year the GDI submits a report on the State examinations.

The German EAM is Ms Mary Varilly

Deutsche Botschaft - Dublin

The GDI receives kind support from Mr. Peter Adams at the German Embassy in Dublin.

Press and Public Relations Officer
German Embassy Dublin
31 Trimleston Avenue
Co. Dublin
Tel. 01-2693011
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Österreichische Botschaft - Dublin

The GDI works closely with the Austrian Embassy.

Mr Ralf Hospodarsky is Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy.

Ralf Hospodarsky
93, Ailesbury Road
Dublin 4
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Tel.:+353-(0)1-269 4577

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