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

Vacancy for Official – Permanent Position


Section: Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality Section Location: INTO Head Office, Dublin General Job description The INTO is the largest teachers’ organisation in Ireland representing the trade union and professional interests of 50,000 members in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a dynamic … Continued

INTO members raise €35,000 for the Children’s Health Foundation


The INTO would like to sincerely thank all our members who purchased a ticket for our annual members’ draw in aid of the Children’s Health Foundation (CHF; formerly Children’s Medical and Research Foundation).

INTO Reacts to Departmental Strategy Statement (2021-23) 


The Department of Education has published a three-year strategy statement, covering the period 2021 to 2023. Reacting to publication of the strategy statement, INTO General Secretary John Boyle said: In setting the strategy of the department for the coming years, this document is published at a time of great disruption and change within primary and … Continued

CHF/Annual Members’ Draw – Closing date extended!


We make this special plea to you to participate in our annual raffle in aid of the Children’s Health Foundation

INTO calls for high speed broadband and increased ICT investment


Earlier this week, the Department of Education announced that it had sought €66.5 million from the Next Generation EU fund and National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021 to provide digital infrastructure and funding to schools. The Department of Education’s proposal to the EU comprises two projects in the digital area: Project A aims to support … Continued


Summer Provision – registration closing date extended


Members are advised that the closing date for schools to register an expression of interest in the 2021 Summer Provision Schemes has been extended to Friday, 25 June.

Teacher supply report misses the mark again


The INTO rejects key assumptions which underlie the report Developing a Teacher Demand and Supply Model for Ireland 2021 – 2038. The report, compiled for the Department of Education’s Teacher Supply Steering Group, is based entirely on demographics, assuming that fewer pupils should equate to fewer teachers. It is hardly surprising that a group that has excluded … Continued

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Member Update: Ventilation, testing, summer provision and more


A member update on recent, notable developments is detailed below. Air ventilation monitors The Department of Education has issued updated guidance on the ventilation of school facilities. Heeding a call from the INTO, and advice from the expert group established to evaluate this recommendation, the department has now agreed to provide air ventilation monitors to … Continued