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Parents Association

Coláiste Dún an Rí Parents Association presents:


 ‘Parenting the Screenager’. A talk with psychotherapist Richard Hogan on Thursday January 18th at 7pm.


Richard will talk to parents about the following areas:

1) anxiety 

2) building resilience 

3) technology 

4) social media and family policy 


This talk will be of interests to all parents and will give an insight in to mental health issues affecting students and how to develop family relationships.


All parents from local primary and secondary schools are welcome to attend. To help us prepare for seating please complete the link below.

Richard Hogan Biography

Richard Hogan is a systemically trained Family Psychotherapist registered with The Family Therapy Association of Ireland. He writes every Thursday for the Irish Examiner where he explores mental health issues for teenagers, couples and families.

Richard is also the author of the best-selling book, “Parenting the Screenager, a practical guide for parents of the modern child“. In this book Richard uses his vast experience working with teenagers in schools and as director of therapy institute to offer parents easy – to – follow, practical steps that build healthier and more positive patterns of communication.

Richard is a regular contributor to both TV and Radio. He is often invited onto shows such as the Hard Shoulder with Ivan Yates, Newstalk, The Today Show RTÉ and Ireland am Virgin Media as an expert in the field of human behaviour where he offers his expertise and strategies on how to over-come mental health issues. The strategies developed by Richard Hogan over his years working with teenagers are some of the most significant and progressive approaches to adolescent behaviour in recent times.

All parents are members of the Parents' Association and are invited to attend scheduled meetings.


The members of the Parents Council for 2023 - 2024 are as follows



Mrs Ciara McKeon

Vice Chair

Mrs Frances O'Reilly


Mrs Louise McCormack

Asst. Secretary

Mrs Mairead Carolan


Mrs Beth White

Asst. Treasurer

Mrs Martina Duffy​

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