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A Donegal teacher and General Secretary of a major teachers union has welcomed steps in yesterday’s budget aimed at reducing class sizes.   9.2 billion euro will be spent on education next year, which will include employing 1,165 extra special needs assistants and 980 additional teachers.   4 million euro…

A Donegal teacher and General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation is warning health officials in relation to the new contact tracing rules which have been introduced for schools. From yesterday primary school children will not have to restrict their movements if they come into contact with someone that…

The Donegal born General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says a large-scale public awareness campaign would help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in schools: The HSE’s testing and tracing system is under pressure after 28 thousand children presented for PCR tests in the past seven days. Tthe INTO…

There are primary schools through the north west that needs smaller classes, more qualified teachers and that should not have to fundraise for basic expenses. These are the main points outlined by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation in its pre-budget submission to the government. In a series of meetings with…

There is a lot of ‘nervousness and concern’ among teachers in the region over the revised vaccine rollout programme. That’s according to Brendan Greene of St. Clare’s Comprehensive school in Manorhamilton and north west representative of the Teachers Union of Ireland. Last week the government changed the vaccine plan to…

  A leading north west teacher’s union official says school staff and students should be prioritised once a Covid-19 vaccine is available.   Two vaccines have proven to be 95 per cent effective in trials so far.   Ireland is set to get over 2 million doses of the Pfizer…

Small rural schools need to be protected if student numbers decline, according to the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation. The number of children attending primary school is set to drop by 20 per cent over the next 15 years according to projections by the Department of Education. This is because women…