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Christmas 2018

Message from RSTA National President

 Padraic Nov 2018

Beannachtaí agus Síocháin na Nollag oraibh go léir.

On this time of celebration with family and friends I send greetings on behalf of the National Committee to you all. Many of you will be meeting your friends and colleagues at the Christmas Lunches, organised locally. May it be another enjoyable occasion of celebration; events organised during the year will be recalled and outline plans for future events will be mentioned for further discussion.

I reach out to those who are experiencing the pressures of life, presently, in terms of illness, bereavement and the ageing process.  May you find perseverance in your inner strength, past memories and human support.

We are grateful to our sister organisation, the ASTI, for all their help and support during the year. Members of the National Committee are attending the ASTI seminars at venues throughout the country, at present.  We look forward to a further increase in branch membership in the New Year.

A special welcome awaits you at our National Conference in the Galway Bay Hotel from 7th-9th May 2019.

Nollaig Shona

Pádraic O'Doherty

RSTA National President.


* * * RSTA Branch Christmas Lunch Dates * * *


(For further details of arrangements for your branch lunch check under Branches Menu - Branch Activities or email your Branch Secretary.  Branch emails are available under Branch Contacts Menu)

Cork Branch: Thursday 6th December in Hayfield Manor Hotel at 1 pm

Dublin Branch: Wednesday 5th December in Wynns Hotel at 1 pm

Galway Branch: Wednesday 12th December in Galway Bay Hotel at 1 pm

Kerry Branch: Wednesday 28th November in Ballygarry House Hotel at 12 noon.

Kilkenny Branch: Thursday 6th December in Rinnuccini Restaurant at 1 pm

Mayo Branch: Tuesday 4th December in Ashford Castle at 1 pm

Midland Branch: Tuesday 11th December in Longford Arms Hotel at 12.30 pm

Sligo Branch: Thursday 13th December in Sligo Park Hotel at 1.30 pm

Tipperary Branch: Wednesday 12th December in Baileys Hotel, Cashel at 12.30 pm

Wexford Branch: Wednesday 5th December in Monart Spa Hotel, Enniscorthy at 12.30 pm


RSTA National Committee 2018/19


 Back L to R: Pat Cahill (Dublin), Henry Collins (Waterford), Tomás MacCarthaigh (Cork), John McDonnell (Mayo) National Treasurer, Mattie Finnerty (Tipperary).

Front L to R: Michael O'Neill (Wexford) National Secretary, Muriel McNicholas (Mayo), Carmel Heneghan (Mayo) Immediate Past President, Padraic O'Doherty (Midland) President, Susie Hall (Dublin), Mary Evans (Cork), Catherine McHugh (Dublin).


Report on the 2018 National Conference from the National Secretary

The Motions for Conference and the Secretary's Report can be read in the following links:

Motions_AGM_2018.pdf       Conference_2018_Report.pdf