(a) Updating of the membership register and the subscription system. Colleagues at all third-level institutions in Ireland are encouraged to join. Also welcome are part-timers, postgraduates, retired colleagues or free-lance Germanists. Details on how to join can be found here
(b) A Website for the Association. The Website contains information about the Association, links to other organisations and institutions and links to pedagogically helpful websites. The Website should provide a focal point for German Studies activities on the island of Ireland and aims to foster communication within the profession.
(c) A Directory of Germanists working in Ireland in printed and electronic form.
(d) The creation of a Yearbook for the Association. It is intended that the Yearbook will be peer-reviewed, that established researchers as well as Nachwuchs would contribute, that thematic issues would be published (e.g. German literature, linguistics, applied linguistics, Landeskunde) and that it would carry reviews. Paid-up members of the Association would receive a copy of the Yearbook.
The committee members are:
Linda Shortt (Joint Chair), Maynooth University
Joseph Twist (Joint Chair and Webmaster), University College Dublin
Hanna Bingel-Jones (Secretary), University College Cork
Siobhán Donovan (Joint Editor of the Yearbook), University College Dublin
Jürgen Barkhoff (Joint Editor of the Yearbook), Trinity College Dublin
Tina-Karen Pusse (Treasurer), National University of Ireland, Galway
Michael Hofer-Robinson (Postgraduate Representative), University College Cork