Experience, Integrity, Proven, Reliable, Trusted Leadership,
Dúthracht agus Dícheall - An INTO President Who Will Do Teachers Proud

Tireless Worker

Having John as your President gives both you and the INTO:

 
  • John at Cork RallyA tireless President who will get up and stand up for your rights.
  • A determined President with no political affiliations, who has given undivided attention to teaching and to the INTO all through his career and has very effectively epresented teachers in rural and urban schools on the Central Executive Committee for the last twelve years.
     
  • A spirited spokesperson, who has built up a strong reputation for articulating the concerns of colleagues and for resolutely defending teachers on television, radio and in the print media.
     
  • A typical teacher, who has, like you, thanklessly transformed the education system, experienced the pain of pay cuts and education cuts in recent years and who is no longer prepared to be a scapegoat for the sins of speculators.
     
  • A seasoned campaigner, who has championed the cause of teachers for 30 years, who fervently fights attacks on teachers’ conditions, who will continue to demand higher investment in education and who has a winning mentality.
     
  • An influential INTO activist, who never fears to negotiate and has successfully represented teachers at the highest level in fruitful engagements with Managerial Authorities, Parents’ Representatives and Ministers for Education & Skills.
     
  • A diligent community, educational and trade union leader, born in Donegal in the 60s, who attended a small Gaeltacht school in the 70s, was a student organiser at St. Patrick’s College in the 80s, taught and worked in a disadvantaged community in the 90s, led one of Ireland’s largest schools in the ‘noughties’ and, therefore, has a great understanding and appreciation of the work of class teachers, resource teachers and principals.
  • An energetic 52 year old, who is prepared to be seconded from the school principalship he loves, in order to give his all for one year, as a full-time servant to the 38,000 teachers he will represent, because as far as he is concerned the best moment he spends is the one he invests in people.
     
  • A committed educationalist, who will deliver teachers’ jobs, equal and better salaries, secure pensions, rewards for professional development, improved promotional opportunities and proper remuneration for school leaders.
     
  • A passionate protagonist, who will fight for small schools, class teachers, special education, school leadership and educational disadvantage; who will improve school accommodation, inservice training, substitution services, probation and induction processes;,, redeployment rights, and who will campaign for the restoration of allowances as well as continuing the modernisation of members’ services, communication systems and trade union training.
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  • An  INTO leader, who will generate positive press for the profession, restore teacher autonomy, ring-fence teachers’ contracts and who will reposition the role of teachers in Irish society.

 

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