OECD Review Supports INTO’s Call to Expand DEIS Programme


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has long campaigned for improvements to the DEIS scheme and additional supports for children living in poverty. The union participated in the OECD’s Review of School Resourcing to Address Educational Disadvantage in Ireland during summer 2023. The report, issued today, highlights several key findings and recommendations. The OECD report … Continued

Joint Committee Adopts INTO Recommendations on All-Island Education System


The Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement today launched their report titled “Perspectives on Constitutional Change: Finance and Economics”.

Updated Parent’s Leave Circular published


The Department of Education has today published Circular 0058/2024, which updates the terms of the Parent’s Leave scheme for teachers...

The curriculum rollout must be phased and well-supported


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has made a substantive submission to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) on the draft primary curriculum specifications.

Permanent Therapist appointments a crucial first step


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) welcomes the appointment, on a permanent basis, of 19.5 occupational therapists, 19.5 speech and language therapists and 5 behaviour support therapists to the Education Therapy Support Service in the NCSE.

Training and resources to be provided before Bí Cineálta Procedures commence in September 2025


On Wednesday, June 19 the Department of Education published the Bí Cineálta Procedures, which will replace the 2013 Anti-Bullying Procedures from the start of the school year after next commencing from 1 September 2025.

Teacher unions in Northern Ireland launch manifesto ahead of general election


In Northern Ireland, the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO), the National Education Union (NEU), and the Ulster Teachers' Union (UTU) have united to launch a joint education manifesto ahead of the forthcoming General Election.

INTO summer courses – last chance to register


The INTO Summer Course Programme is due to open on Monday, 1 July, providing high-quality professional development to thousands of teachers. This year’s programme offers a broad range of courses across a variety of formats including three face-to-face and 11 online asynchronous courses.

Launch of INTO’s pre-budget submission well received by politicians


The INTO’s pre-budget submission was formally launched at our annual national lobby day in Dublin on Wednesday, 12 June.