Tribute to ASTI President Miriam Duggan


Friday 2 June 2023

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Tribute to ASTI President

Miriam Duggan

1960 – 2023 

It is with deepest regret that the ASTI announces the passing of ASTI President Miriam Duggan following a short illness bravely borne.

Miriam was a teacher of English, Religion and SPHE at Rosmini Community School, Dublin. Before being elected ASTI President, Miriam was ASTI Vice President (2021/22). In recent years Miriam served as Standing Committee Regional Representative for Region 16 (Dublin North 1 and Dublin North Central branches) and was a member of the ASTI Equality Committee, ASTI Health, Safety and Welfare Committee and the ASTI Community and Comprehensive Schools Committee.

A true trade union stalwart, Miriam held a wide variety of roles at branch and school level including Chair, Secretary, and Organiser of Dublin North 1 branch, and School Steward at Rosmini Community School. She also served as staff representative on the school board of management.

Miriam represented the ASTI on the NCCA as SPHE Subject Representative. She acquired a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management in Education.

Miriam was dedicated to serving the teachers she represented at school, regional and national level. She was involved in a number of ASTI initiatives over the years including activities to highlight and address unequal pay and teacher workload. During her Presidency Miriam worked tirelessly to ensure the professional voice of teachers was heard in relation to Senior Cycle change.

Miriam was known to be courageous, fair and always kind.

Miriam is pre-deceased by her partner Desmond Fennell. We express our deepest sympathies to Miriam’s family, her colleagues and her many ASTI friends.

Miriam Duggan


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