INTO welcomes class size reductions in all DEIS Band 1 schools


Ahead of Budget 2021, the INTO and our members campaigned and lobbied for a reduction in class sizes in all primary schools to move Ireland towards the EU av...

Deputy General Secretary/General Treasurer Designate Deirdre O’Connor takes office 


Monaghan native is honoured to represent teachers across the island.Following her election in December 2020, Deirdre O’Connor today (1 March) takes up the ...

Advice – Pregnant teachers and the re-opening of mainstream classes


The INTO has secured an agreement that the interim measures, which were put in place in special education settings during February, will be extended for teac...

Government plan for partial reopening of primary schools published    


Following the reopening of special schools on 11 February and the resumption of special class provision, the INTO entered further intensive consultation with...

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 %.