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Academic and Other Allowances

Academic Allowances

Academic Allowances for those who entered service prior to 1 January 2011

For teachers who entered service prior to 1 January 2011, a separate qualification allowance is paid in addition to their scale salary.

A range of academic allowances were abolished for all new beneficiaries from 1 February 2012. See Circular 0008/2013 Appendix 2 for more details. Allowances listed below are subject to the provision of Circular 0008/2013.

Where merited, only one allowance at (a) or (b) may be held together with one of the allowances (c) to (g).

(a) (i) H Dip in Ed (Pass)  €591
(a) (ii) Higher Froebel Cert  €591
(b) (i) H Dip in Ed (1st/2nd Hons)  €1,236
(b) (ii) Ard Teastas Gaeilge  €1,236
(c) Primary Degree (Pass)  €1,842
(d) Masters Degree by Thesis or Exam (Pass)  €4,918
(e) Primary Degree (1st/ 2nd Class Hons)  €4,918
(f) Masters Degree (1st/2nd Hons)  €5,496
(g) Doctors Degree  €6,140
Special Education Diplomas  €2,437

 

Academic Allowances for teachers who entered service on or after 1 January 2011

On 1 January 2018, teachers on the 01.01.2011 to 31.01.2012 scale and post 31.01.2012 scale were merged onto the same scale, creating a new common scale for teachers who entered service on or after 01.01.2011. This scale includes the value of the honours qualification allowance (€4,918) integrated into each point of the scale.

Teachers who entered service between 01.01.2011 and 31.01.2012 may be in receipt of an additional academic allowance if they held the appropriate qualification prior to the abolishment of allowances for all new beneficiaries from 1 February 2012, in line with Circular 0008/2013. Allowances listed below are subject to the provision of Circular 0008/2013.

Where merited, only one allowance at (a) or (b) may be held together with one of the allowances (f) or (g).

(a) (i) H Dip in Ed (Pass)  €591
(a) (ii) Higher Froebel Cert  €591
(b) (i) H Dip in Ed (1st/2nd Hons)  €1,236
(b) (ii) Ard Teastas Gaeilge  €1,236
(c) Primary Degree (Pass) This allowance will no longer be payable as the revised salary scale incorporates the Honours Primary Degree allowance
(d) Masters Degree by Thesis or Exam (Pass) This allowance will no longer be payable as the revised salary scale incorporates the Honours Primary Degree allowance
(e) Primary Degree (1st/ 2nd Class Hons) This allowance will no longer be payable as the revised salary scale incorporates the Honours Primary Degree allowance
(f) Masters Degree (1st/2nd Hons)  €578
(g) Doctors Degree  €1,222
Special Education Diplomas  €2,437

 

Other Allowances

A number of role based allowances were abolished for all new beneficiaries (those teachers who were accruing a new entitlement to an allowance) from 1 February 2012. These cuts also affected teachers currently in receipt of a specified allowance who subsequently moved from their school. See Circular 0008/2013 Appendix 2 and 4 for more details. Allowances listed below are subject to the provision of Circular 0008/2013.

Teaching Through Irish Allowance* €1,583
Gaeltacht Allowance* €3,063
Island Allowance* €1,842
Long Service Allowance (for teachers who have been on the top point of the scale for 10 years) €2,324
Secure Unit Allowance/Disturbed Adolescent Allowance €2,195
Visit Teaching Allowance €8,520

*Abolished for new beneficiaries appointed post 1 February 2012 and for those moving school after this date.

 

 

Last updated: January 2018