Recently Regina O’Sullivan has joined the Diocesan Education Secretariat as co-ordinator for primary schools

She replaces Sean O’Caoimh who has filled this role for the last ten years.

In this role, Regina will support Bishop Fintan in his responsibility for the Catholic ethos and identity of 174 primary schools throughout the Diocese of Cork and Ross under his patronage.

In thanking Sean O’Caoimh for his work in the Education Secretariat over the last ten years, Bishop Fintan spoke of Sean’s excellent relations with all primary schools.

Through his hard work and dedication, Sean has supported the Diocese and its schools in a rapidly changing educational landscape.

Regina O’Sullivan, Bishop Fintan Gavin and Sean O’CaoimhRegina O’Sullivan, Bishop Fintan Gavin and Sean O’Caoimh

Photo: Vitaly Makhnanov


Regina O’SullivanRegina O’Sullivan

Regina is a past pupil of St Aloyisius School, Sharman Crawford St, Cork. She graduated from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in 1982 and has also completed a post graduate Higher Diploma in Educational Leadership from University College Cork.

Regina recently retired from Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin in Mayfield after 38 years on the staff there 20 of which were served in the role of principal.

Regina was involved with the successful amalgamation of the two parish schools in Upper Mayfield Parish in 2017, bringing together Scoil Mhuire Banríon GNS and Scoil Eoin Aspal BNS to form Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin co-educational primary school.

Regina has extensive knowledge of the primary school system and she is particularly familiar with schools in a DEIS context. She is deeply committed to the advancement of Catholic Education and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA) nationally.

Her other noted interests in the area of education are a deep interest in partnership with parents and community. The promotion of inclusion in our schools has been the basis of much of Regina's work over the years.