Inquiries

Section 43 (1) of the Teaching Council Acts 2001- 2015 provides that the Disciplinary Committee of the Teaching Council shall hold an inquiry into the fitness to teach of a registered teacher in respect of a complaint referred to it by the Investigating Committee, where that Committee is of the opinion that there is a prima facia case to warrant further action being taken in relation to a complaint.

 For the most part inquiries are held in the offices of the Teaching Council in Maynooth, Co Kildare  and take place in public unless a witness or the teacher the subject of the inquiry requests that all or part of the inquiry is held in private and that the Panel of the Disciplinary Committee conducting the inquiry is satisfied that it is appropriate to do so.

Calendar of Inquiries

2018

Fitness to Teach Inquiry 17 January 2018

In accordance with Part 5 of the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015, an inquiry concerning a registered teacher which was commenced before a Panel of the Disciplinary Committee of the Teaching Council on Friday 12 January will continue on Wednesday 17 January 2018 in the offices of the Teaching Council, Block A, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co Kildare. The inquiry is due to re-commence at 10.00am and there will be no access to the inquiry room before then.

 At present, it is expected that the inquiry will proceed in public. However, any witness called to give evidence at an inquiry including the registered teacher the subject of the inquiry can apply to have all or part of the inquiry conducted in private.

There is limited space in the inquiry room so access will be restricted and cannot be guaranteed.

Fitness to Teach Inquiry 12 & 17 January 2018 

In accordance with Part 5 of the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015, an inquiry concerning a registered teacher will be held by a Panel of the Disciplinary Committee of the Teaching Council on Friday 12 January and Wednesday 17 January 2018 in the offices of the Teaching Council, Block A, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co Kildare.

The inquiry is due to commence at 10.30am each day and there will be no access to the inquiry room before then.

At present, it is expected that the inquiry will proceed in public. However, any witness called to give evidence at an inquiry including the registered teacher the subject of the inquiry can apply to have all or part of the inquiry conducted in private. Such applications can be made at any time before the commencement of the inquiry, including the day of the inquiry.

There is limited space in the inquiry room so access will be restricted and cannot be guaranteed.

2017

Fitness to Teach Inquiry 8 November 2017

In accordance with Part 5 of the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015, an inquiry concerning a registered teacher will be held by a Panel of the Disciplinary Committee of the Teaching Council and is scheduled for Wednesday 8 November 2017, in the offices of the Teaching Council, Block A, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. The inquiry is due to commence at 10.00am each day and there will be no access to the inquiry room before then.

At present, it is expected that the inquiry will process in public but with the identity of the registered teacher, all witnesses and location anonymised. Please be advised that elements of the inquiry may be held in private session. 

There is limited space available in the inquiry room so access will be restricted and cannot be guaranteed.