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. The value of the allowances listed below which are effective from 1 June 2024 are per Circular 43/2024 (PDF). The payment of allowances will also be subject to the provisions of Circular 0008/2013 (PDF).

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

From 01/06/24
(a) (i) H Dip in Ed (Pass) €698
(a) (ii) Higher Froebel Cert €698
(b) (i) H Dip in Ed (1st/2nd Hons) €1,461
(b) (ii) Ard Teastas Gaeilge €1,461
(c) Primary Degree (Pass) €2,178
(d) Master’s Degree by Thesis or Exam (Pass) €5,817
(e) Primary Degree (1st/ 2nd Class Hons) €5,817
(f) Master’s Degree (1st/2nd Hons) €6,499
(g) Doctorate Degree €7,261

Promoted Post Allowances

Principals’ Allowances

Category From 01/06/24
I (1-5) €14,472
II (6-7) €14,472
III (8-11) €16,981
IV (12-13) €19,754
V (14-16) €22,567
VI (17-19) €25,289
VII (20-23) €28,043
VIII (24-26) €30,068
IX (27-30) €32,160
X (31-35) €35,210
XI (36-40) €37,273
XII (41-50) €41,261
XIII (51-60) €42,606
XIV (61+) €46,212

Size of school by total number of authorised teaching posts inclusive of principals indicated by brackets

Deputy Principals’ Allowances

Category From 01/06/24
I (1-5) €7,709
II (6-7) €7,709
III (8-11) €9,665
IV (12-13) €11,556
V (14-16) €13,533
VI (17-19) €15,433
VII (20-23) €17,300
VIII (24-26) €18,772
IX (27-30) €20,206
X (31-35) €22,428
XI (36-40) €23,804
XII (41-50) €26,778
XIII (51-60) €27,361
XIV (61+) €29,893

Size of school by total number of authorised teaching posts inclusive of principals indicated by brackets

Graded Posts

01/10/21
From 01/06/24
Assistant Principal (AP1) €10,074
Special Duties Post (AP2) €4,457

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 voluntarily. See Circular 0008/2013 (PDF) Appendix 2 and 4 for more details.

From 01/06/24
Teaching Through Irish Allowance* €1,872
Gaeltacht Allowance* €3,622
Island Allowance* €2,178
Long Service Allowance (for teachers with 35 years’ service) €2,747
Visiting Teacher Allowance €10,074
Special Education Diploma* €2,882

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

Note: On 1 October 2020 there was a reversal of the 5% allowance cut of 2010 under the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA).

Secure Unit Allowance

Through the Teachers’ Conciliation Council, the INTO pursued an allowance for members who work in secure units. The adjudication process supported the INTO’s claim in October 2016, but as no cost-increasing claims were permissible the claim was not settled.

Circular 0017/2022 settles this claim for Primary teachers who work in certain secure units/secure care settings.

The Secure Unit Allowance, is paid to primary teachers working in the Oberstown Detention Centre as well as to primary teachers in the following four special care units:

  1. Ballydowd in Dublin
  2. Crannog Nua in Dublin
  3. St. Canice’s Special School in Limerick and
  4. Coláiste Árd Álainn in Cork
Allowance From 01/06/24
Secure Unit Allowance €2,597

 

Page updated 17 July 2024

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