The Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA) has appointed Mr Seamus Mulconry as general secretary of association. The Catholic Primary Schools Management Association is the representative body for 2,900 Catholic primary schools in Ireland.

Mr Martin Hanrahan, chairman of CPSMA, welcomed the appointment saying, “Seamus’s experience as former director of Philanthropy Ireland, along with his more recent work as policy advisor to Minister of State Damien English in the Department of Education & Skills, will greatly support boards of management and principals of Catholic primary schools as they seek to meet the many challenges involved in the management of our schools.”

Mr Hanrahan also expressed his appreciation to Rev Dr Tom Deenihan, the outgoing CPSMA general secretary of almost three years.  Mr Hanrahan said, “Father Deenihan brought enormous energy, commitment and professionalism to the role of general secretary, and did so while also holding the demanding positions of diocesan secretary, and diocesan education secretary, for the Diocese of Cork and Ross.  Personally, and on behalf of our board, I wish Father Deenihan well in his future ministry and I look forward to his continuing contribution to CPSMA.”