Meet the Team

Alan Hynes

Alan Hynes, Acting Director, has been in the position since 2019. He has a background in business and politics, and came to St. Senan’s Education Office following a five year term as an Education Executive/Advisor with the secretariat of CPSMA. Hailing originally from Westmeath, he is now a long-term resident of Co. Galway. He is responsible for the overall operation of the office and works in collaboration with other diocesan education offices across the State and with national bodies such as CPSMA and the Irish Episcopal Conference.

Aoife Foley

Aoife Foley, Assistant Director, is the newest addition to the team in St. Senan’s Education Office, having been appointed in July 2021. She brings to the position, 30 years’ experience working in primary schools in the Archdiocese of Dublin and the Diocese of Limerick. A 'True Blue' native of Artane, Dublin, the Treaty City has become Aoife’s second home. Aoife provides support, advice and training to Boards of Management and Principals to assist them in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Linda Fleming

Linda Fleming, education administrator and advisor, is a long term stalwart of the St. Senan’s Education Office. She is primarily responsible for recruitment procedures, including the appointment of independent assessors to interview boards, the approval of advertisements, and the issuing of final Patron approval. She exercises the role of panel operator for the four constituent dioceses served by the office. A native of Limerick city and proud supporter of Munster rugby, she will be familiar to schools as a source of advice, support, and encouragement.

Gwen O'Sullivan

Gwen O’Sullivan, education administrator, is the longest serving member of St. Senan’s Education Office. Her main responsibilities lie in matters relating to property and to building works. She liaises with the property committees of the four dioceses and the other trust bodies, processing Patron approval for building works, and licences for third-party use of school property. A proud Limerick woman and an authentic ‘soda cake’, she has been a consistent in her service and commitment to the schools served by St. Senan’s Education Office.