The local INTO representative has been appointed incoming President of the organisation.
Joe McKeown’s been most recently serving in the Vice-President role for the teacher union.
The Cork native represented Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois Wexford and Baltinglass on the INTO Central Executive Committee since 2012.
He began his teaching career in St. Canice’s Primary School, Kilkenny and has spent three years as principal of Kilkenny School Project before joining the staff of St. Patrick’s Boys National School where he was appointed Deputy Principal in 2009 and later its principal.
He’s married and has two children.
The announcement was made at the INTO conference which, with those of two other teaching unions, got underway today – more on that here
And it was confirmed by Joe himself when he joined Eimear Ní Bhraonáin on KCLR Live – listen back to that here: