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INTO leadership met with Department of Education and Skills
Tuesday, 13 November 18
INTO leadership met with the Department of Education and Skills this afternoon to relay the outcome of our ballot.

InTouch Election Special lands in schools this week
Monday, 12 November 18
INTO has produced an InTouch Election special featuring information on all three candidates for General Secretary. Featuring key information on the election process, a live debate taking place at this year’s Education Conference and much more.

Pay Inequality and an Unwillingness to Restore Promoted Posts Undermine Action Plan
Thursday, 8 November 18
Joe Killeen, INTO President, and Noel Ward, Deputy General Secretary/General Treasurer, represented INTO today at the Teacher Supply Forum Consultation.

Branch and District Officers Conference - December
Thursday, 8 November 18
Branch and District Officers Conference to be Held on December 1

CEC met to discuss INTO ballot result
Wednesday, 7 November 18
INTO executive met this evening to discuss ballot result.

INTO leadership meets with concerned members as school closures continue
Wednesday, 7 November 18
On November 6, 2018, Shane Loftus, District 15 CEC Representative, as well as Deirdre O’Connor and Niamh Cooper, INTO Officials, visited St. Luke’s National School in Tyrrelstown, and met with the teaching staff of both St. Luke’s NS and Tyrrelstown Educate Together.

Free Mortgage and Tax Advisory Seminar for INTO Members and their Families
Wednesday, 7 November 18
With the success of previous seminars held, INTO are delighted to confirm we are running a further FREE joint seminar in December for INTO members and their families.

Availability of substitute teachers
Friday, 2 November 18
INTO survey

Education Consultative Conference 2018
Friday, 2 November 18
INTO is delighted to announce that Professor Andy Hargreaves will act as keynote speaker on Friday, 16th November and Dr. Kathleen Horgan on Saturday, 17th November.

Primary Language Curriculum
Thursday, 1 November 18
Schools may avail of an additional full-day school closure this school year to explore the Primary Language Curriculum.

INTO members reject proposed agreement on new entrant pay
Tuesday, 30 October 18
INTO members have voted to reject the proposed agreement.

Latest date to fill permanent posts in a permanent capacity.
Friday, 26 October 18
The first working day in November (5 November 2018) is the latest date to fill permanent posts in a permanent capacity.

Assurances sought from DES as school safety brought into question
Wednesday, 24 October 18
INTO have asked DES to provide assurance that our members will be safe at work.

Pumpkin Soup Recipe from Foodoppi chefs
Wednesday, 24 October 18
For the run up to Halloween, the Foodoppi chefs have created a great pumpkin soup recipe.

Staff Reps asked to return completed ballots by 5pm Friday 26 October
Monday, 22 October 18
Staff Reps urged to ensure completed ballots are returned.

INTO Pumpkin Challenge
Monday, 22 October 18
Halloween ideas for schools and social media challenge.

General Secretary urges members to cast their vote.
Friday, 19 October 18
Sheila Nunan urges INTO members to have their say in the PSSA ballot.

Primary Online Database - School Data Collection FAQs
Tuesday, 16 October 18
DES clarification on school data collection via Primary Online Database (POD)

Díospóireacht - An Ghaeilge agus an Múinteoir Náisiúnta
Tuesday, 16 October 18
Beidh díospóireacht á eagrú ag Cumann Múinteoirí Éireann i gcomhar le hInstitiúid Oideachais Marino anocht i Marino. ‘An Ghaeilge agus an Múinteoir Náisiúnta’ an téama atá i gceist. Déanfar an díospóireacht a chraoladh beo ar líne.

New Education Minister Appointed: Joe McHugh
Monday, 15 October 18
On Saturday 13 October 2018 an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appointed Joe McHugh as Minister for Education and Skills

#INTOExplains Podcast - Exploring the Current Pay Agreement
Wednesday, 10 October 18
Panel includes Joe Killeen (President, INTO), Sheila Nunan (General Secretary, INTO) and Noel Ward (Deputy General Secretary, INTO). Moderated by David Geary, Head of Communications at the INTO.

Budget Fails to Deliver Budget Boost for Primary Education
Tuesday, 9 October 18
While there has been a modest restoration, primary school teachers and parents have been let down by this inadequate increase in the capitation grant. Schools will be relieved that the Minor Work grant will be paid in December or early January every year and for the coming years.

INTO publishes Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions
Monday, 8 October 18
An informational ‘Eolas’ is landing in schools this week, detailing the pay agreement struck between the public sector unions (including the INTO) and government on new entrant pay

INTO publishes Irish version of Eolas
Monday, 8 October 18
Tuilleadh eolas ar an chomhaontú.

Detailed information on the proposed agreement on new entrant pay
Friday, 5 October 18
An informational Eolas will land in schools with detailed information on the proposed agreement on new entrant pay.

TIMSS 2019 – 150 Primary Schools Selected for High-Profile International Study of Maths and Science
Thursday, 4 October 18
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is a comparative study of maths and science achievement at both primary (Fourth Class) and post-primary (Second Year) levels.

Applications for INTO Membership and Issuing of Ballot Papers on PSSA/Pay Equality Proposals
Monday, 1 October 18
Ballot papers to issue this week

Re-vetting of Teachers with GCVU Vetting Letters
Monday, 1 October 18
Teachers previously vetted under GCVU will need to obtain vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau.