ICTU public services committee endorses public service agreement  


Public service unions, including the INTO, affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions today (Tuesday) endorsed a new public service agreement after 13 ...

Important change to illness benefit


With effect from 1 March 2021, teachers who pay Class A PRSI must claim Illness Benefit from the DEASP whenever they are absent on sick leave for more than t...

INTO calls for review of online Gaeltacht course fees  


The INTO calls on the Department of Education and Comhchoiste Náisiúnta na gColáistí Samhraidh (CONCOS) to review the fees currently being charged for on...

Talks ongoing on plans to reopen primary schools 


There has been a lot of media speculation this week in relation to the reopening of our primary schools. The INTO wishes to confirm to members that negotiati...

Teacher Refund Scheme 2020


The Teacher Fee Refund Scheme provides funding towards the cost of professional development courses, relevant and of benefit to schools, and that are subject...

Ballot – INTO members vote to accept proposed pay deal


INTO members have voted to accept ‘Building Momentum – A New Public Service Pay Agreement. In an online ballot, 80.6% of participants voted in favour of the agreement. The turnout was 59.1 %.

Latest InTouch now live


The latest issue of InTouch magazine is now available on the INTO website.Given the current school closures, this issue is digital-only and features:The gene...

INTO Principals’ Webinar: The Framework for Reopening Special Schools and Special Classes 


The INTO will hold a principals' webinar on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 from 3-4pm. This webinar is free and for principals only. The title of this webinar is t...

Flexible leave information note published – partial reopening of special schools and classes 


Following intensive negotiations with the INTO last week, the Department of Education has today published Information Note 01/21 in relation to teachers, who...

Guidance published – phased return of special  schools and special classes  


INTO expected that guidance would issue from the Department of Education yesterday in respect of the phased reopening of special  schools and special classes. We now understand that the guidance has been relayed to school principals today (3 Feb) and we are sharing it here too. We believe this delay was unhelpful and we have relayed the strong concerns of this union to the department this afternoon.