Press Notice Congress

Diary Notice

Irish National Teachers’ Organisation

INTO Annual Congress 2018

The Annual Congress of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation will take place

in: The INEC, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry

from: Monday 2 April 2018

to: Wednesday 4 April 2018


Members of the media are welcome to attend public sessions of the conference.

To make arrangements to attend the conference or to get further information, please contact Peter Mullan, Press Officer INTO on or 086 2643 558.

Approximately 850 delegates representing 35,000 primary teachers in the south and 7,000 teachers in the north will attend.

The Conference will be addressed at its opening session at 2pm on Monday 2 April 2018 by the INTO President, John Boyle.

On Tuesday 3 April 2018 the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD will address Congress and the INTO General Secretary, Sheila Nunan will respond.

This year INTO Congress will be dominated by teachers’ pay, industrial relations issues and education issues of concern to primary teachers. These include equality and pay restoration, teacher supply, conditions of employment, the funding of schools, promoted posts in schools, school leadership issues including workload and pay parity with second level principals, the primary school curriculum, special needs teaching and tackling disadvantage.

This year the INTO celebrates its 150 anniversary and during the event will mark the occasion appropriately.

The Conference continues until 3pm on Wednesday 4 April 2018.


Monday 2 April

2.00 – 3.45pm President’s Address – INTO President John Boyle, Reply by Professor Anne O’Gara, President of Marino Institute of Education

Tuesday 3 April

9.00am – 1.00pm Public Session
Speech by Sheila Nunan, INTO General Secretary, Motions to Congress
1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 – 3.30pm Motions to Congress, Address by Larry Flanagan, General Secretary, Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)

Wednesday 4 April

9.00am Motions to Congress
11.00am Coffee Break
11.15am – 12.20pm Private Session
12.20pm Motions to Congress
2.00pm Close of INTO Congress