Further guidance published on July Provision


Throughout the current crisis, the INTO have set out the need for all decisions to be based on public health advice and open engagement with stakeholders...

Update on notification of CID application decisions


The DES has informed INTO that almost all notifications regarding applications for CIDs have been issued to schools at this stage and only a very small number remain...

DES issues latest panel update


The Department of Education and Skills has issued an update on the main panel. There are currently 31 teachers awaiting redeployment...

No new SSE requirements for next school year


The Department of Education and Skills has issued Circular 40/2020 in relation school evaluations for 2020/21. 

Bloomsday 2020


Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. This year’s festival has been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions but there are so many creative and imaginative ways to celebrate this occasion...

INTO secures class size commitment but questions linger – Draft Programme for Government 


INTO notes the commitment in the draft government programme to reducing class sizes and addressing the funding gap at primary level...

Department provides additional clarification on reopening schools


The Department of Education and Skills (DES) circulated a letter to schools at the weekend which clarifies a number of issues that were raised by INTO. The following key activities are now underway within the department...

Winner of INTO members’ draw


Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket or donated to support this year’s INTO members’ draw. We are delighted to announce the winners.

Clear and practical supports must be at heart of plans for July provision and the reopening of our schools


In order for an orderly and safe reopening of our schools any decisions must be led by public health advice and include engagement with the INTO.

Former INTO President elected chair of Teaching Council 


At its latest meeting, the Teaching Council has elected INTO Ex-President Sean McMahon as the new Chairperson of the council...