Election of Deputy General Secretary/ General Treasurer


After nearly 20 years of great service as a member of the INTO Head Office team, Noel Ward has informed the CEC of his intention to retire next summer. The CEC has decided to initiate procedures for the election of a Deputy General Secretary/ General Treasurer as follows...

INTO demands Ireland comes into line by reducing class size – OECD report


Today’s report from the OECD finds that expenditure on Irish education has failed to keep pace with the rising number of students in Ireland.

Free salary protection offer extended to 31 October


Cornmarket is extending its offer of 6 months' free Salary Protection until 31 October 2020. The offer applies to members who are joining the Salary Protection Scheme for the first time.

Meeting of British and Irish Group of Teacher Unions


The presidents and general secretaries of nine teacher unions from Ireland and Britain met under chairperson Christine Blower from the European Trade Union Committee for Education to discuss international issues relating to ETUCE and Education International.

Over 100 supply panels recruiting teachers


The INTO has continued to work closely with the Department of Education to ensure that the network of supply panels nationwide will be fit for purpose. It will be crucial for schools to have ready access to fully qualified primary teachers to cover approved teacher absences this year.

INTO appears before the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response


INTO President Mary Magner and General Secretary John Boyle appear before the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee this morning. The INTO team will discuss the latest developments in respect of the reopening of schools and the challenges which remain.

INTO launches TeacherConnect substitute service


TeacherConnect is a brand-new member service which offers an enhanced service to members available for substitute work and to schools seeking to fill a substitute position.

Clarification secured for members with underlying medical conditions – Medmark  


INTO sought a government intervention so that members can appeal their Medmark decisions in a timely manner and have the opinion of their treating doctors taken fully into account. On foot of representations, INTO has secured additional clarification on this matter.

Procedures to be followed for suspected/confirmed COVID-19 cases in primary schools


The INTO has sought clarity, provided today by the Department of Education, on procedures to be followed for suspected/confirmed COVID-19 cases in primary or special schools.