INTO welcomes scaling up of supply panel scheme and other measures to tackle substitution crisis


Following intensive engagement between the INTO and the Department of Education, an information note (English & Gaeilge) on substitution has been issued today. The INTO welcomes the further expansion and fine-tuning of the operation of the Supply Panel Scheme, and the 100 extra fixed-term teaching posts to be added to the scheme. We further welcome the Department’s adoption … Continued

ICTU conference calls for more teaching posts North and South


The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) biennial Conference today supported a call for better resourcing of education on the island of Ireland. 

Registration open for Retirement Planning Seminar


We wish to advise members that registration for our resumed face-to-face Retirement Planning Seminar scheduled for 19/20 November The Crowne Plaza, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9 is now open. 

Winter series of webinars – members’ terms and conditions of employment


The INTO is running a series of informational webinars on topical terms and conditions of employment issues for members during the winter of 2021. The webinars are free and will be delivered by Head Office Officials from the Conditions of Employment and Leadership section. There will be a presentation on the topic followed by a question and answer session. These webinars will take place on Wednesdays.

Help us plant ONE MILLION TREES – Register to participate today


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

INTO calls for public-health supports for primary schools to be scaled up


In light of comments by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) on the deteriorating public-health landscape, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is today calling for: The immediate reintroduction of public-health risk assessments, testing and contact tracing in primary schools. The expansion of the supply panel scheme to cover all primary and special schools. … Continued

Budget 2022 – Public Sector Update (General)


In addition to our analysis of education sector commitments in Budget 2022, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is providing below an overview of general aspects of the budget which may be of interest to our members.   Taxation  Income tax rates will stay the same (20% and 40%). The standard rate tax band (the amount that can … Continued

Budget 2022 – INTO Analysis


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has analysed the education commitments in Budget 2022. Members will find below a general overview based on the information made available to the union today. On behalf of the union, INTO President Joe McKeown wishes to commend the incredible efforts of so many grassroots members, particularly our dedicated lobbyists, … Continued

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Class size reductions, special ed supports and DEIS expansion welcome, but school leadership taken for granted – Budget 2022


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) represents teachers and school leaders in primary and special schools in the Republic of Ireland. Over the last number of months, our members supported a broad national budget campaign to deliver critical investment in primary education in Budget 2022. Class sizes  Teachers and parents alike, speaking in one voice, … Continued