Member update: Public health support getting back on track


At the end of another busy week for the INTO, we would like to provide a member update.

Almost 900 CIDs awarded with a 175 further applications pending


Since January of this year the INTO has been advising and assisting members in relation to claiming a CID under the provisions contained in the Circular 0023/2015.

Retirement Planning Webinar – Registration Open


The next INTO Retirement Planning Webinar will take place on Saturday 22 May 2021 from 9 am to 4 pm.

INTO increases death grant payments


The Benefit Funds Committee (BFC) oversees death grants for INTO members and their spouses.

Israel-Palestine: Teachers condemn violence against children and civilians


INTO condemns, in the strongest possible manner, the atrocities committed against innocent children and civilians in Palestine and Israel in recent days.

Update: Main Panel List issues today


The Main Panel comes into operation today. The Department of Education has sent a list of permanent teachers available for redeployment to the panel operator in each diocese, or under each patron body.

Reminder – 21 May Pink/Blue Power deadline for Leinster members


Pink & Blue Power is a pioneering, life-saving health assessment and education programme to promote awareness and provide information on the signs and symptoms of breast and prostate cancer.

Welcome clarity for schools on SNA allocations


The INTO has been advised that the introduction of the new Frontloaded Allocation Model for Special Needs Assistants for pupils in mainstream classes is to be deferred for a further year to the beginning of the 2022/23 school year. The Department of Education has stated that it was not possible to deliver the necessary training and information workshops … Continued

INTO welcomes agreement on enhanced funding for summer provision 


Over the last number of months, the INTO has engaged with the Department of Education to secure additional support for summer programmes in schools. We welcome today’s confirmation that our recommendations have been taken onboard, including early payment of staff, the allocation of a paid coordinator, the expansion of the scheme to include more pupils and grant assistance for schools hosting the scheme.