When Part 5 of the Teaching Council Act, 2001, is commenced, the Council or any person may apply to the Investigating Committee for an inquiry into the fitness to teach of a registered teacher where:
- The teacher has failed to comply with or has contravened the Teaching Council Act, 2001, the Education Act, 1998, the Education (Welfare) Act, 2000, the VEC Acts, 1930 to 1999, or any regulation, rules or orders made under those Acts
- The teacher’s behaviour constitutes professional misconduct as defined by the Teaching Council Act, 2001
- The Teacher’s registration is erroneous due to a false or fraudulent declaration or misrepresentation or
- She or he is medically unfit to teach.
The Council will not routinely become involved in day-to-day contractual or disciplinary matters, or in hearing complaints which can be more appropriately dealt with at local level.
When it is deemed appropriate to do so, the Committee will refer an application to the Disciplinary Committee.
The Investigating Committee is composed of the following members:
- Niall Duddy
- Noelle Moran
- Mairéad Glynn
- Seamus Ó Fearraigh
- Seán McMahon
- Catherine Doolan
- Karen Devine
- Michael Delargey
- Ferdia Kelly
- Paul Mooney