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# into - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Quinn admits schools who operate book rental schemes won’t benefit from new funding

“If I get extra money of course they will but I’ve concentrated so that every child going to primary school can access a book rental scheme,” the Minister said today.

# into - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

‘We’ll be back’: INTO warning to ‘Dublin 4 politicians’ over growing class sizes

Several hundred teachers, pupils, and parents took part in a protest outside the Department of Education this evening.

# into - Monday 29 July, 2013

One teacher gets €8,573 cheque as over 1,600 receive arrears from Department

Arrears totalling €4 million have been repaid, after problems calculating rates for new teachers last year.

# into - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

From Business ETC Government halves its spending on education over the last 16 years Education

Government halves its spending on education over the last 16 years

The OECD report found that Irish teachers teach for 915 hours per year compared to an EU average of 777 hours.

# into - Thursday 20 June, 2013

INTO organises protest at Leinster House against special needs cuts

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisationwill protest outside Leinster House next week to show members’ opposition to cuts to special needs assistants in primary school.

# into - Monday 17 June, 2013

Primary teachers vote to accept Haddington Road proposals

A ballot of INTO members showed that 63 per cent are in favour of the proposals.

# into - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Teachers ‘know pay negotiations will end up in compromise’

The General Secretary of the INTO said today that two issues of note were higher pay and the supervision allowance.

# into - Friday 17 May, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added deer on a city bus

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Primary teachers votes for strike action if government cuts their pay

The INTO also agreed to accept an invitation to go back to the talks table with the Labour Relations Commission.

# into - Monday 22 April, 2013

From The Score Top marks for the best primary school teachers in Irish sport Top Of The Class

Top marks for the best primary school teachers in Irish sport

We pay tribute to the men and women that shape young minds and have shaped great sporting moments.

# into - Friday 19 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added ways to test if your smile still works

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes

The executives of the ASTI, the TUI and the INTO have decided to begin balloting members next month.

# into - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: ‘Over the past five years, I’ve seen the heart being torn from our schools’

Cuts to teachers’ salaries and increased taxation have left some of my colleagues just making ends meet, writes Carmel Hume.

# into - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Ruairí Quinn faces red cards and heckles during INTO address

The Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, was addressing the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation at their annual conference in Cork.

# into - Monday 1 April, 2013

Teachers discuss Croke Park II at conferences

INTO President spoke of “increasing anger” over education cuts.

# into - Monday 11 March, 2013

INTO calls for all teachers to be given mental health training

The training would mean that teachers could better deal with work colleagues who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Poll: Should preparation for sacraments remain the job of teachers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should preparation for sacraments remain the job of teachers?

Over 70 per cent of primary school teachers have said that they are spending longer than allocated on preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Should this be changed?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# into - Friday 8 March, 2013

Bullied: The experts’ advice on what to do if you have been affected by bullying

Following what you told us about your bullying experiences, we asked the experts for advice. Here’s what they said.

# into - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Primary teachers’ union won’t recommend how to vote on Croke Park

The executive of INTO, which has 32,000 members in the Republic, will ballot its members without a formal recommendation.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you begin your day.

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?

The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?

# into - Thursday 28 February, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Impact to meet today as more unions oppose Croke Park II

There is growing opposition to the proposed deal on cuts and reforms to public sector pay and conditions but the support of Impact and Siptu will be crucial for the government.

# into - Monday 31 December, 2012

International study shows parental need to help child literacy

The presence of study aids and an encouraged love of reading are helping improve literacy among Ireland’s schoolchildren.

# into - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

PHOTOS: Teachers protest over class sizes and unequal pay Education This post contains images

PHOTOS: Teachers protest over class sizes and unequal pay

The three main teachers’ unions held the rally at Leinster House, demanding ‘equal pay for equal work’.

Valuing Education protest to be held near Dáil today

The pre-Budget rally will look at a number of issues, including pay for young teachers.

# into - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Teachers’ unions criticise allowance decisions as cuts to salary

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says enforcing cuts originally introduced in the Budget means a third successive pay cut.

# into - Monday 17 September, 2012

Primary teachers warn against Budget cuts to disadvantaged schools

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says Ruairí Quinn must learn from the furore over last year’s cuts to Deis schools.

# into - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Teachers sought increase in breastfeeding time allowance

INTO conference motion from Enniscorthy district sought to double teachers’ breastfeeding time entitlements.

# into - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances

The Minister for Education said Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames was ‘misinformed’ in her criticism of his policies.

Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects

If we want that ‘knowledge economy’ we’re always hearing about, the Government needs a serious change of direction, writes Aaron McKenna.

# into - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Silent protest held as Quinn speaks at INTO conference

The Education Minister was speaking to hundreds of primary school teachers at the INTO conference today when a group stood and held banners that included slogans like “save our schools”.

Three teacher conferences to take place this week

The INTO will debate a motion demanding that the guarantees under the Croke Park Agreement that there will be no further pay cuts or compulsory redundancies will continue to apply – or they will ballot for industrial action.

# into - Monday 9 April, 2012

Teachers ask Govt to keep its side of Croke Park Agreement

INTO president Noreen Flynn made the comment at the union’s congress in Killarney today. She said that the Croke Park Agreement “has delivered so far”.

Teachers call for reduced Church control of schools

Primary school teachers will also vote on a motion to maintain their pay levels as set out under the Croke Park deal.

# into - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Teacher healthcare service cost Dept of Education €1m last year

The department said that the system has led to a 15 per cent reduction in teacher absenteeism over four years.

# into - Monday 12 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# into - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Hundreds gather at Dáil for protest against small school cuts

Demonstrators believe planned staffing cuts will lead to large class size increases – and fear some schools could close down altogether.

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