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Make sure you vote on Friday
Monday, 20 May 19
INTO wishes all of our many members who are standing in local and European elections well in this final week of the campaign.

Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile
Friday, 17 May 19
The Primary Language Curriculum will be available online for teachers and schools to access from September 2019.

Education Budget 2020 – INTO Lobby Begins
Thursday, 16 May 19
INTO has started work towards lobbying on education issues for Budget 2020 (scheduled in October 2019). The national lobby day is planned for June.

NEW Face-to-Face Global Citizenship School Summer Course
Thursday, 16 May 19
Brand new face-to-face course geared towards classroom teachers, featuring modules on Human Rights, Justice, Equality and Sustainability

Free Mortgage and Tax Advisory Seminars for INTO Members and their Families
Tuesday, 14 May 19
Register now for the upcoming FREE joint seminars for INTO members and their families.

Death of Ted Motherway, Long Serving Member of INTO Education Committee
Monday, 13 May 19
The death has taken place in Limerick of Ted Motherway who served on the INTO Education Committee from 1992 until his retirement in 2006.

Advertisement For Two Permanent Officials
Monday, 13 May 19
Two vacancies for officials in INTO Head Office have arisen, one in the Conditions of Employment section and one in the Education and Research Section.

Primary Staffing Appeals Board
Friday, 10 May 19
Appeals must be submitted to Primary Allocations Section, Department of Education and Skills, Athlone. The closing date is Friday 24 May 2019.

Teacher Allocations and Redeployment Panels for the 2019/20 school year
Friday, 10 May 19
The DES has published the main redeployment panels update. There are currently 192 surplus permanent/CID holding teachers on panels.

Membership Service Works and Query Response Issues
Thursday, 9 May 19
INTO is currently undertaking a major project to update our membership database. During the months of May and June 2019 there will be delays in responding to member queries.

INTO Grants for Educational Research
Wednesday, 8 May 19
The INTO Bursary Scheme for members will be continued for 2019. Deadline for applications is Friday, 27 September 2019.

Substitute Availability Survey – April 2019
Tuesday, 7 May 19
INTO is currently collecting data on the availability of substitute teachers throughout the country following a resolution passed at Congress.

Education Budget 2020 – INTO Lobby Begins
Friday, 3 May 19
INTO has started work towards lobbying on education issues for Budget 2020 (scheduled in October 2019). The national lobby day is planned for June.

INTO Members’ and Staff Representatives Draw 2019
Wednesday, 1 May 19
Tickets for the INTO members’ draw will arrive in your schools this week.

Vere Foster – Anniversary of Birth of INTO’s Founding President
Friday, 26 April 19
Today (26 April 2019) is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Vere Foster (1819 – 1900).

Teachers demand reduction in class size
Wednesday, 24 April 19
In Galway today, teachers attending the INTO’s annual Congress called on the Minister for Education and Skills to commit to reducing class size to the EU average within the coming five years.

Teachers demand timely support for pupils with special educational needs
Tuesday, 23 April 19
At the INTO’s annual Congress in Galway, primary school teachers have demanded that the Department of Education and Skills put in place an annual mechanism for reporting newly identified and diagnosed special educational needs and called for timely assessment and care for children with mental health issues.

Teachers demand a review of workload
Tuesday, 23 April 19
Teachers condemn the ever-increasing list of initiatives in schools.

Principals’ payment should reflect staff numbers and workload
Tuesday, 23 April 19
School leaders seek resources and remuneration reflective of their increased workload.

Three teachers' unions seek immediate review of pension scheme
Tuesday, 23 April 19
The three teachers' unions have called on the Department of Education and Skills to review the new pension scheme offered to teachers

Teachers call for leave for reproductive health matters
Tuesday, 23 April 19
The INTO is the first union in the public service to seek a Statutory Leave for Reproductive Health Related Matters Scheme

Primary teachers reaffirm commitment to pay equality
Tuesday, 23 April 19
Teachers demand a clear pathway which will achieve pay equality for all teachers