Droichead extended to Supply Panel and Principal Release Day Clusters


Following representations made by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), in the context of widespread teacher vacancies in primary and special schools, the Teaching Council is introducing a timebound measure to enable newly qualified teachers (NQTs) employed on supply panels or in principal release time posts, to complete the Droichead process. 

Survey highlights acute teacher shortages impacting vulnerable children


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), in conjunction with the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) and the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA) today published the results of an extensive survey highlighting an unprecedented level of vacant teaching posts in primary and special schools.

Official Vacancy in Conditions of Employment and Leadership


Applications are invited for the role of temporary Official in the Conditions of Employment and Leadership section in INTO Head Office. The closing date is Monday, 20 November at 12 noon.

Unions call for menstrual and menopause supports


Ireland's largest trade unions have called for employers and the Government to implement mandatory workplace menstrual and menopausal policies, following the launch of the 'Stop the Stigma' position paper.

School communities in Gaza must be protected


Children and families in Gaza have practically run out of food, water, electricity, medicine, and safe access to hospitals following recent hostilities. The INTO joins Education International and the Irish government in calling for restraint.

Pay increases being received today


Pay increases under Review of Building Momentum are being received by members in salary issued today, including a 1.5% increase or €750, whichever is greater, to all scale points and a 1.5% increase to all allowances including qualification and promoted posts.

INTO welcomes further detail and some gains in Education Budget 2024


The Minister for Education released further details of the education budget this afternoon (Wednesday, 11 October). The document gives additional detail on the headline measures announced yesterday.

Tax cuts benefit stretched households while primary and special education remain under strain


The INTO acknowledges that a number of measures announced in Budget 2024 will benefit workers and households across the country.

Budget 2024 misses open goal on class size and school supports 


Many primary classes are overcrowded, our schools are under-funded, our school leaders are under-supported and mental health services for pupils are under-resourced.