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 March 2023 are per Circular 07/2023 (PDF). Those which are effective from 1 October 2023 are per Circular 41/2023 (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 01/10/23
(a) (i) H Dip in Ed (Pass) €676
(a) (ii) Higher Froebel Cert €676
(b) (i) H Dip in Ed (1st/2nd Hons) €1,415
(b) (ii) Ard Teastas Gaeilge €1,415
(c) Primary Degree (Pass) €2,109
(d) Master’s Degree by Thesis or Exam (Pass) €5,632
(e) Primary Degree (1st/ 2nd Class Hons) €5,632
(f) Master’s Degree (1st/2nd Hons) €6,293
(g) Doctorate Degree €7,031

Promoted Post Allowances

Principals’ Allowances

Category From 01/10/23
I (1-5) €14,013
II (6-7) €14,013
III (8-11) €16,443
IV (12-13) €19,128
V (14-16) €21,852
VI (17-19) €24,488
VII (20-23) €27,154
VIII (24-26) €29,115
IX (27-30) €31,141
X (31-35) €34,095
XI (36-40) €36,092
XII (41-50) €39,953
XIII (51-60) €41,256
XIV (61+) €44,747

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

Revised rates under Building Momentum public service agreement 2021 – 2023, circular 07/2023, and circular 41/2023

Deputy Principals’ Allowances

Category From 01/10/23
I (1-5) €7,466
II (6-7) €7,466
III (8-11) €9,358
IV (12-13) €11,190
V (14-16) €13,104
VI (17-19) €14,944
VII (20-23) €16,752
VIII (24-26) €18,177
IX (27-30) €19,566
X (31-35) €21,717
XI (36-40) €23,049
XII (41-50) €25,930
XIII (51-60) €26,494
XIV (61+) €28,946

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

Revised rates under Building Momentum public service agreement 2021 – 2023, circular 07/2023, and circular 41/2023

Graded Posts

01/10/21
From 01/10/23
Assistant Principal (AP1) €9,755
Special Duties Post (AP2) €4,316

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

From 01/10/2023
Teaching Through Irish Allowance* €1,812
Gaeltacht Allowance* €3,507
Island Allowance* €2,109
Long Service Allowance (for teachers with 35 years’ service) €2,660
Visiting Teacher Allowance €9,755
Special Education Diploma* €2,790

*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 payment of the Secure Unit Allowance, currently paid to teachers working in the Oberstown Detention Centre, is being extended  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 01/10/23
Secure Unit Allowance €2,514

 

Page updated 19 September 2023

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