National Advisory Commitee

The following list contains NAC members from both the 2016 and 2021 PIRLS cycles.

National Advisory Committee (PIRLS)


Aedín Ní Thuathail (Irish Primary Principals’ Network)

Áine Lynch (National Parents Council – Primary)

Arlene Forster (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) (PIRLS 2016)

Breda Naughton (Department of Education) (PIRLS 2016)

Clare Griffin (Department of Education) (PIRLS 2016)

Deirbhile Nic Craith (Irish National Teachers’ Organisation) (PIRLS 2016)

Eamonn Moran (Department of Education) (PIRLS 2016)

Eddie Fox (Educate Together)

Sheena McLoughlin (Social Inclusion Unit, Department of Education)

John Mescal (Department of Education)

Máirín Ní Chéileachair (Irish National Teachers’ Organisation)

Mia Treacy (Professional Development Service for Teachers) (PIRLS 2016)

Noreen Fiorentini (Department of Education) (Chair – current)

Nuala Taaffe (Professional Development Service for Teachers)

Patrick Sullivan (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment)

Seán Delaney (Marino Institute of Education)

Seán Ó hArgáin (Gaeloideachas)

Susan Mulhall (Social Inclusion Unit, Department of Education) (PIRLS 2016)

Suzanne Cobbe (Catholic Primary School Management Association) (PIRLS 2016)

Yvonne Keating (Department of Education) (Chair – during PIRLS 2016)

Eemer Eivers (ERC) (PIRLS 2016)

Lorraine Gilleece (ERC) (PIRLS 2016)

Emer Delaney (ERC)

Mary Delaney (ERC)

Sarah McAteer (ERC)

Gráinne McHugh (ERC)

Brendan O’Neill (ERC)