Northern Conference 2024

March 1 - 2, 2024

Europa Hotel, Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP, United Kingdom


The 2024 Annual Northern Conference took place at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, on Friday 1 March – Saturday 2 March.

This conference was kindly sponsored by Cornmarket Insurance Services.
The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Stronger Together’.

Speakers in the Opening Session included: 

Aine Groogan – Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast 


Caoimhin Mac Colaim – Northern Committee Chairperson 
Dorothy McGinley – INTO President 

Please click below to view the Education Minister’s address to Conference and the Northern Secretary’s response: 

Paul Givan – Education Minister 
Mark McTaggart – Northern Secretary 

Shane Ruane – Secretary (INTO LGBT GROUP)


Northern Conference debated motions submitted by branches and districts, on a range of topics including Teachers’ Pay, Special Educational Needs Provision, Teacher and Leadership Workload, the EA One Portal, Palestine, NISTR and Academic Selection.  Conference also considered the Northern Committee’s Annual Report. 

View Key Documents for Northern Conference below:

Queries regarding Northern Conference 2024 should be emailed to



Northern Secretary Mark McTaggart

Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO)

Mark McTaggart was born in Belfast. He graduated from St Mary’s...

Assistant Northern Secretary Marie O'Shea

Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO)

Marie O’Shea is from Belleek, Co Fermanagh. She qualified...

Northern Committee Chairperson Caoimhin MacColaim

Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO)

Tá Caoimhín Mac Colaim ag teagasc Eolaíochta san iarbhunscoil...

Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Áine Groogan

Áine Groogan is currently Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, and...

Minister for Education, Paul Givan MLA

At the age of 23 Paul was the youngest Councillor to be elected...

INTO President, Dorothy McGinley

Dorothy McGinley is the President of the Irish National Teachers’...


March 1 - 2, 2024


Europa Hotel, Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP, United Kingdom