INTO President commends teachers supporting 34,000 pupils in Summer Provision & FAQs reminder


INTO President Joe McKeown has commended members participating in this year’s summer provision programmes. The Department of Education recently announced the provision of expanded summer education programmes for students with complex special educational needs and those at greatest risk of educational disadvantage for summer 2021 as a COVID-19 response measure. Under the expanded scheme, pupils … Continued

New pilot scheme to support small schools launched


The Minister for Education has launched a two-year action research project aimed at supporting small rural schools. The project aims to encourage small schools to cluster together in local groups, enabling them to collaborate, identify common challenges and work together on solutions. 

Expedited rollout of vaccines for 18 to 34 age cohort


In an interview on Morning Ireland this morning, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD announced a significant change in the Irish vaccine rollout plan, following discussions with the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC)...

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Pay equality – additional increment skip to be applied


The Department of Education (DE) has published Circular 0037/2021, which confirms the ongoing application of additional increment skips for post-2010 entrants to teaching, including the skipping of scale point 12 negotiated by the INTO under the Building Momentum Agreement 2021-2022.

INTO Submission on National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development


On World Earth Day, 22nd April, 2021, Minister for Education Norma Foley, TD and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, jointly launched a public consultation on the development of the second National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development to 2030. This revised strategy seeks to build on considerable progress … Continued

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INTO President thanks members for delivering a school year like no other


As we come to the end of a unique and often challenging school year, INTO President Joe McKeown thanks members for their leadership and support provided within their school communities during an extraordinary school year, and indeed throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

INTO welcomes early clarity in advance of 2021/22 school year


The INTO welcomes early clarity provided by the Department of Education through the publication of three new information notes.

INTO General Secretary wishes members a happy pride 


This Pride month, and always, the INTO is proud to represent the many teachers doing incredible work to ensure that every pupil and teacher is safe and included in their school community. Schools should and must be inclusive to all. As a union, we are, and will remain, an unapologetic advocate for equality.  

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Member update – School Response Plans, Staffing, EPV Leave and More


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has secured a number of important clarifications from the Department of Education (DE) and the Teaching Council, which are detailed in this week’s member update. The union expects to issue a final update towards the middle of next week, ahead of the closure of our schools for the summer … Continued