Empowering Change: Insights and Challenges at the INTO Special Education Symposium 2024


Around 400 teachers gathered in Portlaoise on Saturday, 24 February, for the INTO Symposium on Special Education, engaging in discussions about the provision of special education in Ireland.

Largest mobilisation of union members in decades to take place for Trade Union Week 


The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has today (14.02.24) announced Ireland’s first Trade Union Week, which will take place between 29 April and 6 May 2024.

Nominations for President, Vice President and National Committees


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) wishes to advise members of the following nominations received by the union for the positions of President, Vice President and National Committees for the forthcoming term.

Department of Education publishes staffing circular


The INTO welcomes Circular 0011/2024 which has been published today. The Circular outlines the staffing arrangements for primary schools in the 2024/25 school year.

SET allocation ignores important considerations


Many schools around the country will be deeply concerned about the contents of DE Circular 0002/2024, which details changes to the model for allocating Special Education Teaching (SET) hours.

Exciting opportunity to work in INTO Head Office


The INTO invites applications for two positions as paid interns for the school year 2024/2025. Persons appointed will be located for work purposes in INTO Head Office in Dublin.

INTO statement on erroneous publication of staffing arrangements


The erroneous uploading of documents relating to staffing on DE’s website last night has grossly infringed primary principals’ right to disconnect...

INTO recommends acceptance of government pay offer


The Central Executive Committee of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has today decided to formally recommend the proposed public sector pay agreement to members of the union. The executive has also authorised the union to conduct a ballot of the membership, with an online vote to take place from the 4 to 14 March. 

CEC reviewing draft pay agreement


Following a marathon 22-hour long negotiation between officers of the public services committee of ICTU and officials from DPENDPR, a draft new public service agreement was brokered at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) last Friday morning. The CEC will give detailed consideration to all aspects of the document before advising members of their recommendation.