NOW WE RISE – Global Day of Action for Climate Justice


The INTO is encouraging members to attend the #WeAreRising march, organized by Climate Justice Ireland, taking place on Saturday, 9 December. Assemble at Grand Canal Dock (Bord Gáis Theatre) and march to the Larkin Statue at the GPO.

Revised Parental Complaints Procedure for Primary Schools


The Parental Complaints Procedure provides parents and teachers with a structured and agreed format with which to seek resolution to grievances and complaints which can arise, from time to time, in schools. Based on the principles of fair procedures, the intention at each stage of the procedure is to provide a format for both parties to explore a resolution at the earliest opportunity.

New Boards of Management commence today


Effective from 1 December, new boards of management will be constituted in schools across the country. The INTO wishes to acknowledge the great voluntary work done by board members to ensure the smooth running of primary and special schools around the country. During this term, boards will mark their 50th anniversary in 2025.

Long-Awaited Solar Panel Scheme Rolling Out


As world leaders gather for the COP 28 summit and energy prices in Ireland remain extraordinarily high, schools in the following eleven areas will today receive emails from the Department of Education inviting them to apply for funding to install solar panels.

All-island teacher solidarity with striking members in Northern Ireland


Members of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) in Northern Ireland are today taking strike action as part of their long-running campaign for fair pay. We commend all of our colleagues in Northern Ireland who are taking a stand outside their schools.

Unleashing the power of play at recent Education Conference


Over 300 educators gathered at the Tullamore Court Hotel for the INTO Education Consultative Conference 2023, immersing themselves in a world of playful learning and creative exploration.

Domestic Violence Leave circular published


The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023, enacted on 4 April 2023, includes a statutory paid leave provision to support workers who are victims of domestic violence, or who are providing support to a “relevant person” who is experiencing domestic violence. The DE published circular 59/2023 yesterday, which sets out the terms of this leave provision for teachers.

INTO joins global calls for ceasefire in Middle East


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) stands united with fellow trade unions in condemning the recent loss of life in the Middle East. We condemn the killing of children, teachers and civilians in Gaza, the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel together with the destruction of vital infrastructure including schools.

Supplementary Panel applications now open


The DE has today published Circular 57/23, which sets out the conditions and application process for access to the Supplementary Panel for recruitment to permanent positions arising for the 2024/25 school year.