President of the Peoples College
Jim Dorney, new president of the Peoples College
Elected as President of the Peoples’ College, Jim Dorney served as General Secretary of the TUI for 25 years until his retirement. Prior to that, he was President of his union in 1979 and also served as Assistant General Secretary. Jim was a teacher of Science and Mathematics with the city of Dublin V.E.C for 12 years.
Jim was a long standing member of the executive council of the I.C.T.U. He served on the executive of Education International, the European Union for teachers and as a governor of Thomond Teacher Training College, now part of the University of Limerick. He was a member of the National Qualifications Authority for some years.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate by The Higher Education and Training Awards Council in 2006 in recognition of his contribution to education.