Welcome to RSTA

A Message from the New President


Incoming RSTA President Padraic O'Doherty addressing the National Conference in Cork May 2018

Beannachtaí and best wishes to all R.S.T.A members as your recently elected President, following the Annual National Conference in Cork on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

I am grateful for the trust that has been placed in me to take the RSTA forward on the journey of advancing the welfare of retired secondary teachers, especially in relation to pension parity and social protection.

I thank the outgoing President, Carmel Heneghan, for her work over the past four years.  This was a uniquely challenging period of office with the F.E.M.P.I. legislation, for both active and retired teachers.  She networked with members throughout the country in supporting members and encouraging new recruits, while continuing with the other duties of office.

I wish to acknowledge the ongoing work of our parent organisation, the ASTI, in its negotiations for justice on behalf of all teachers not forgetting the post 2012 pension anomaly.

Congratulations to the Cork organisation in organising the very successful 2018 National Conference.  The welcome received from the local branch and the hotel staff has left a lasting memory.

I now look forward to your continuous support through the branch network and the newly elected National Committee in the year ahead.

Ní neart to cur le chéile.

Padraic O'Doherty

President RSTA

RSTA National Committee 2018/19


 Back L to R: Pat Cahill (Dublin), Henry Collins (Waterford), Tomás MacCarthaigh (Cork), John McDonnell (Mayo) National Treasurer, Mattie Finnerty (Tipperary).

Front L to R: Michael O'Neill (Wexford) National Secretary, Muriel McNicholas (Mayo), Carmel Heneghan (Mayo) Immediate Past President, Padraic O'Doherty (Midland) President, Susie Hall (Dublin), Mary Evans (Cork), Catherine McHugh (Dublin).