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

INTO Welcomes Special Ed Allocations for Developing Schools


Following notification of the 2021-22 special education teaching hours to schools last month, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) sought early clarity for developing schools and for schools whose special education profile had changed significantly.

Different Families, Same Love 2021 competition winners revealed!


The INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group are delighted to confirm the winners of the Different Families, Same Love competition for 2021.

Department of Education Issues Latest Panel Update


The Department of Education has issued the latest panel update. There are 18 teachers awaiting redeployment on the main panel. The update also provides for the following arrangements: In dioceses/areas where the main panel has cleared, any remaining permanent posts may be filled from the supplementary panel and all fixed-term vacancies can be advertised as … Continued

Reminder – 18 June Pink/Blue Power deadline


Eligible* members of the Salary Protection Scheme based in Connacht, Munster, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan have until Friday, 18 June to book their ‘Pink & Blue Power’ breast/prostate health assessment and education programme appointment. The INTO has partnered with Cornmarket on the programme, which is offered to eligible* members of the Salary Protection Scheme for INTO Members. … Continued