Ireland’s citizens need to start examining the organisations it’s taxes are paying for.  Who is looking after the interests of our children?  We hand them over daily to strangers – oh, you think you know them?  But do you really?  What organisations do they belong to?  Who runs the organisations?  Are they democratic?  Or have they also been infiltrated and taken over by individuals with agendas not in our kids’ interests?  Let’s look a the INTO.

Vaccination of all teachers a priority before September – John Boyle denying teachers their right to bodily integrity –  4 Aug 2021

‘Put one day aside to vaccinate special education staff,’ INTO chief urges Government – John Boyle wants to deny 8,000-9,000 workers across primary and secondary between SNAs and teachers that work in special education, their right to bodily integrity –  6 April 2021

John Boyle elected General Secretary of INTO – The post of INTO General Secretary is tied to the ‘Assistant Secretary’ civil service grade, where the first point of scale being €127,623.

Mr Boyle was born in Mullaghduff, Co Donegal, and now lives with his wife Carmel in Templeogue, Dublin.

Mr Boyle was president of the INTO for a year up to last Easter, and is the principal of St Colmcille’s Junior National School in Knocklyon, Dublin.

He secured 53% of just over 18,000 votes cast in a three-candidate race, in which 43,000 teachers were eligible to vote, including nearly 7,000 in Northern Ireland.

– 18 Dec 2018

Donegal man running for presidency of INTO – 29 Dec 2016


Deirdre O’Connor, Deputy General Secretary/General Treasurer

Deirdre was elected to Deputy General Treasurer in December 2020. Deirdre previously headed the Conditions of Employment Section in INTO Head Office. Since her appointment to INTO Head Office in 2002, she has worked in various areas of the Organisation including Professional Development, Legal & Industrial Relations, Special Education and co-ordinator of the INTO Trade Union Training. She served as Equality Officer from 2010 to 2014.

Deirdre taught in St. Mary’s BNS, Monaghan for 13 years, and spent three years working with the Primary Curriculum Support Programme from 1999 to 2002.

She has been involved in INTO since the beginning of her career, including acting as staff representative, Branch Secretary and Staff Representative Tutor.

She holds an MSc in Education Management (UUJ, 2002) and a Diploma in Employment Law (Law Society, 2011). She currently a member of the Teaching Council and the Executive Committee of the ICTU.

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