Mark McTaggart appointed INTO Northern Secretary


The INTO is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark McTaggart as Northern Secretary, to take office on Monday, 13 March 2023. The vacancy arose following the departure of Gerry Murphy who was recently appointed Assistant General Secretary of ICTU.

AON process, key changes and next steps 


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has secured significant amendments, time allocation, support structures and a comprehensive review process...

INTO condemns lack of consultation on CPD


The Irish National Teachers' Organisation condemns the lack of consultation by the Department of Education in proposing key changes to professional development courses, undertaken by primary teachers outside of school time.

Timely staffing circular delivers on key INTO asks


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has continuously engaged with the Department of Education in recent months, seeking swift publication of the staffing circular prior to the end of January. We welcome today’s publication of Circular 006/2023 Staffing Arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2023/24 school year.

Urgent resourcing for mental health needed


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) provided both oral and written evidence to the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to support their report on mental health supports in schools published this week.  

INTO urges support for One Million Trees project


Self Help Africa, with the support of the INTO, is calling on all schools across the island to get involved with the ongoing campaign to help tackle climate change by planting one million trees.

IFGE webinar to mark UN Day for Education


The Irish Forum for Global Education is hosting a lunchtime webinar to mark the UN International Day for Education on January 24 at 1pm. The theme is ‘invest in people, prioritise education’.

Education for Sustainable Development webinars 


The INTO will host a series of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) webinars for teachers in spring 2023 to support the implementation of Ireland’s second National Strategy - ESD to 2030 in schools across the country.

Staff Representative spring training 2023 


The INTO is offering training events for staff reps during the spring 2023 term. The INTO Learning team has contacted staff reps directly with details on how to register for the training event in their district.

Unions condemn attacks on Palestinian children’s rights


Representatives of six trade unions representing education workers in schools and universities in Britain and Ireland have issued a statement condemning the injustices and dangers faced by Palestinian school children.