Limerick teachers get top marks for teaching the lesson of solidarity

Mary Hussey-Shee receiving her award from ASTI President-elect Geraldine O'Brien and General Secretary Kieran Christie

TWO Limerick teachers were given top marks by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) for their years of dedicated service to their fellow educators.

Mary Hussey-Shee, a former teacher at Limerick’s Coláiste Nano Nagle, and Mark O’Sullivan, who taught at Laurel Hill Secondary School, were presented by ASTI President-elect Geraldine O’Brien with the PJ Kennedy Award at a ceremony held in Dublin’s Gresham Hotel.

The PJ Kennedy award is presented to ASTI members who have provided valuable service to the union at a local branch level.

Ms Hussey-Shee and Mr O’Sullivan are both members of the union’s Limerick South branch, and were awarded for “helping teachers in their area to ensure their voice was heard at a local and national level, both within the ASTI and in the wider world of education,” an ASTI spokeswoman said.

Mark O’Sullivan received his award from ASTI President-elect Geraldine O’Brien and General Secretary Kieran Christie