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The 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 contact us

PresidentLouise Reeves
Acting Vice-PresidentKim Mc Carney
MembershipBarbara Capper
Minutes SecretaryPierce H Purcell
National Treasurer Louise Reeves
Social MediaAislinn Barry
Communications OfficerCaroline Ahern
RegionalgruppenEsther Burke
CommitteeAndreas Zürn

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, Irland
andreas.zuernatdublin.goethe.org, 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: infoatdublin.diplo.de

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
Tel.:+353-(0)1-269 4577

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