Vote No 1 John Boyle For INTO General Secretary
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Vice-President's Diary April 2016 - March 2017




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A Memorable Year Working For INTO Members as Vice-President

This diary does not include work completed as principal teacher of one of Ireland’s largest primary schools!

John travelled 30,000 km carrying out Vice-Presidential duties between April 2016 & March 2017.

  • He met nearly 10,000 INTO members 
  • He chaired meetings of the CEC and of INTO Sub-Committees including the INTO Pay Equality Project Team.
  • He addressed INTO Pay Equality Meetings.
  • He represented INTO at retirement Functions in all four provinces.
  • He visited INTO Face to Face Summer Courses
  • He continued to serve on committees of Comhar Linn Credit Union and of Club na Muinteoiri
  • He met  and supported members from Special Schools and Community National Schools.
  • He conducted numerous media interviews on a variety of education topics including Staffing, Special Education, Muineadh na Gaeilge, School admissions, school Funding and in particular on the Pay Equality issue.
  • He led training sessions for INTO Lobbyists in Drogheda, Kilkenny, Cork and Limerick.
  • He attended and addressed District & Branch Officer Training Events
  • He negotiated on behalf of members with the Department of Education, with Managerial Authorities and with the Teaching Council.
  • He lobbied many TDs and Senators regarding Pay Equality for New Entrant Teachers and on INTOs Budget 2017 Priorities.
  • He addressed Principals' Seminars
  • John made two presentations to Oireachtas Sub-Committees
  • He represented the INTO at numerous events, conferences and seminars
  • John has brought  energy, ideas,  direction, dícheall agus dúthracht to the INTO Vice-Presidency. He intends to continue working diligently and smartly for members for the remainder of his term of office.


As Vice-President elect conducted numerous newspaper, radio and television interviews in the lead up to and during Annual Congress

30th Inaugurated as INTO Vice-President at closing ceremony of INTO Congress in Wexford

31st Interviews with Raidio na Gaeltachta and with various local radio stations and regional newspapers


2nd : Live Newstalk  panel discussion on Effects of Homelessness on Children's Mental Health

4th Represent INTO at funeral in Belfast

5th: Chair meeting of primary teachers newly elected to Teaching Council in Portlaoise

7th: Attend monthly meeting of Comhar Linn Board

8th: Branch Dinner Craobh Chualann

11th: Address meeting of 200 Recently Qualified Teachers in Dublin

14th: Attend AGM Club na Muinteoiri

15th: Attend Retirement Function in Headford

16th: Meet members of INTO Equality Committee, Education Committee and Principals' & Deputy Principals' Committee in Sligo

18th: Chair review meeting of schools involved in Pilot Scheme for  Revised SEN Model

19th: Meet Thomas Byrne T.D. with newly qualified teachers at Leinster House

20th Address meeting on Pay Equality in Limerick

21st Attend CEC meeting and address meeting of Montessori trained Special Education Teachers

22nd Attend CEC Meeting 

24th Attend 'Laochra' - GAA 1916 Commemoration

25th Newstalk Breakfast Interview - I called for multi-annual approach to class size reductions. Interview carried on 17 local radio stations and national newspapers

27th Meeting of INTO Pay Equality Project Team

28th Board Meeting Comhar Linn Credit Union

30th Limerick Leader Story " Equal Pay Case Fir Young Teachers" featuring my speech at Limerick Pay Equality Meeting.


9th INTO Branch Meetings Tubercurry and Ballymote

11th Present Show Racism The Red Card Award

12th Comhar Linn Board Training Event

18th District VIII Retirement Function

19th Newstalk Breakfast Interview on Primary School Funding. Featured on news headlines of 6 other local radio stations & Attend Central Executive Committee Meeting

20th Chair CEC Meeting in Dublin and attend Retirement Functions Letterkenny & Bundoran

23rd Alumni Meeting Directors of DCU/St. Patrick's College in Drumcondra

24th Chair Meeting of Members in Community National Schools & attend  South County Dublin Branch

26th ICTU Youth Committee Training Event Dublin6 other local radio stations.

27th Tallaght Branch Dinner

28th Panel discussion Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaiochta -  Raidio Na Gaeltachta


1st Craobh Dhun Laoghaire Dinner

7th Represented INTO at funeral of member in Drogheda

8th Meeting of Pay Equality Project Team

9th Retirement Function Fermoy

10th Meeting at Department of Education & Skills, Athlone

15th Raidio na Gaeltachts interview on Extra Special Needs Assistants.

Presentations to TDS and Senators on Pay Equality at Leinster House

16th CEC Meeting

17th CEC Meeting and Farewell Dinner for Ex-President

20th Commemoration of First World War Veteran & Former member of CEC followed by District VIII AGM Aughrim, Co. Wicklow covered in Evening Echo and Wicklow Times

24th Vere Foster Lecture, Belfast

30th Represent INTO at member's funeral in Cork


1st Meeting regarding Community National Schools at ETBI, Naas

4th Visit INTO Summer Courses South Dublin

5th Visit INTO Summer Courses North Dublin

6th Nuacht TG4 and RTE News Interview on School Admissions Bill. I called for Minister to meet INTO as much clarity is needed for September.

7th Visit INTO Summer Course West Clare

8th Visit INTO Summer School, Dun Chaoin

11th Meeting of CEC Standing Committee 1

14th Comhar Linn Board Meeting

While on holiday in Italy, I was in regular contact with Head Office and assisted numerous members who had queries or concerns while INTO Office was closed for annual holidays.


7th INTO Mini-Sevens Meet Players, Parents and Teachers at Croke Park

14th INTO Mini-Sevens at Croke Park

21st INTO Mini-Sevens at Croke Park

25th  CEC Meeting

26th  CEC Meeting

28th INTO Mini-Sevens at Croke Park

29th Represent INTO at funeral


4th Meet INTO Mini-Sevens Participants and represent INTO at All-Ireland Hurling Final

5th Chair INTO Lobby Training Kilkenny

6th Chair INTO Lobby training Drogheda

7th Chair INTO Lobby training Cork

8th Chair INTO Lobby training Limerick

17th Branch & District Officers Conference

18th INTO Mini-Sevens at All-Ireland Football Final

20th INTO Pay Equality Project Team Meeting

22nd Comhar Linn INTO Credit Union Board Meeting

24th Speak at Commemoration Event - Peadar O Donnell Former Donegal INTO Secretary &  Former Principal of Aphort N.S.

29th National Lobbying Day & tyrone Central Branch Meeting

30th CEC Meeting & Equality Conference


1st Chairing Equality Conference

3rd Address Branch Meetings in Kilmallock, Fermoy and East Cavan

4th Address Branch Meetings in Abbeyfeale and Tralee

5th Address Branch Meetings in Millstreet and Killorglin

6th Address Branch Meetings in Cahir, Athlone and Carrickonshannon

7th Attend Officer Training in Ballincollig

10th Address Branch Meetings Midleton & Killarney

11th Address Branch Meetings  Enniscorthy, Naas & Tipperary Town

12th Address Branch Meetings Roscommon, Ennis & Moylough

13th Address Branch Meetings Newbridge & Dun Laoghaire

14th Retirement Function Mitchelstown Branch

17th Address Branch Meetings Dublin City South East & Dundalk

18th Address Branch Meetings Dublin West, Portlaoise, South County Dublin & Drogheda

19th Address Branch Meetings Carlow and Castlebar

27th Attend Pay Equality Rally & Address Newry Branch Meeting


7th Mass for deceased members Club na Múinteoirí

8th Address Strabane Branch Meeting and District 14 Committe

9th Branch and District Officers Training Enfield

10th Mortgage Advisory Seminar Club na Múinteoirí

11th Comhdhail Gaelscoileanna agus Scoileanna Gaeltachta, Cill Choinnigh

12th INTO President's Dinner, Kingscourt

16th CEC Meeting Tullamore

17th Education Conference Tullamore

18th AGM Separated Teachers 

21st Address Principals & Deputy Principals Fora in Leopardstown and Templeogue

22nd Address District VIII Meeting, Attend Supplementary Panel Meeting and Represent INTO at DCU Celebrating Successful Completion of Incorporation.

24th Present two Vere Foster Medals at Hibernia College Graduations. attend Mallow Branch Retirement Function.

25th Attend Limerick City Branch Retirement Function.

26th Address District III Committee Meeting in Donegal and Attend Re-union of St. Pat's Class of 1986.

28th Attend Tallaght/Blessington Principals' & Deputy Principals Forum and Address District IX Committee Meeting in Dublin.

29th  Address East-Wicklow Principals & Deputy Principals Forum and  District V Committee Meeting in Castleblayney.

30th Conduct Interviews for INTO Senior Official, Meet an INTO member to offer support and participate in Teaching Council Consultation on Montessori Trained Teachers.



1st Address District XI Committee in Thurles and District VII Committee in Mullingar

3rd Address District II Committee in Ballygawley and Attend Comhar Linn Credit Union AGM

5th  Launch Presidential Campaign Knocklyon

6th Chair AGM of Ballyboden Wanderers GAA Club

7th Presentation to Joint Oireachtas Committee re Sustanability of Rural Ireland & Address District X Meeting in Carlow

8th Deliver CEC Report at District Committee IV Meeting in Ballina

9th Attend CEC Meeting

12th Attend District Committee XVI Meeting in Cork

13th Meet members regarding Teacher-Exchange & Attend District Committee VI Meeting in Claregalway

14th Attend District Committee I Meeting in Antrim

15th Attend District Committee XV Meeting in Dublin

17th Attend District Committee XIII Meeting in Listowel

28th Donegal launch of INTO Presidential Campaign



6th CEC Meeting

9th Cookstown AGM

10th Newry AGM

11th Belfast West & Kells AGMs

12th Kilmallock, Fermoy and Thurles AGMs

14th Officers Conference

16th Kinsale, Midleton & Cahir AGMs

17th Enniscorthy, Edenderry & South County Dublin AGMs

18th Mountbellew/Moylough, Castlebar & Craobh Darach AGMs

19th Gorey & Limerick East AGMs

20th Strabane & Ballybay AGMs. Judge Cumann na mBunscol Annual Awards

23rd Dublin North East, Dublin City South East, Dublin North County, Craobh Chualann & Dublin North City AGMs

24th Dublin North Bay, Dublin West, West Liffey & Dublin North West AGMs

25th Blanchardstown, Tallaght, Dun Laoghaire AGMs

26th  Dublin South West, Dublin Tolka, Longford AGMs

27th IPPN Conference, Cultural Event Kildare Place N.S. & Gort AGM 

30th Waterford City and Galway AGMs

31st Mitchelstown & Cork City South East AGMs


1st Nenagh AGM

2nd Funeral of INTO member

6th Address Public Meeting St. Finian's N.S. Waterville

9th CEC Meeting and INTO Bursary Presentations

10th CEC Meeting & Aileach Branch Retirement Function

11th Special Education Conference

13th Book Launch

15th INTO Mortgage Advice Seminar

16th Comhar Linn INTO Credit Union Board Meeting

17th Represent INTO at DCU Alumni Awards

24th Represent INTO at St. Colmcille's Winter School, Gartan, Co. Donegal

25th St. Colmcille's winter School

27th Shortlisting for INTO Officials and Teachers' Club Committee

28th Interview with


1st Principal's Seminar, Wexford

3rd Northern Conference, Slieve Donard, Newcastle, Co. Down& CPSMA AGM Dublin

4th Northern Conference

6th RTAI Social event

7th Represent INTO at funeral

8th Principal's Seminar Ennis

9th CEC

10th CEC & Cumann na mBunscol Awards

13th Interviewing for staff at INTO

14th Interviewing for staff at INTO

17th Attend All-Ireland Club Hurling & Football Finals

21st Lead INTO delegation to Oireachtas Education Committee

23rd IPPN Deputy Principals' Conference

24th INTO Youth Conference

25th INTO Youth Conference

27th School Visits Galway

28th Official Opening National Childrens' Choir

29th Principal's Seminar Newcastle

30th School Visits Ballina

31st Retirement Function North & West Clare



1st Meet PDC & Equality committee Members

3rd school visits

4th Teachers' Musical Society

5th School Visits

6th CEC Meeting

7th CEC Meeting

13th Elected INTO President

17th Annual Congress Belfast & Media Interviews

18th Annual Congress Belfast & Media interviews

19th Annual Congress Belfast Inaugurated INTO President

20th Media Interviews

21st Media Interviews

24th Funeral and Work at Head Office

25th Meeting with Teacher Unions

26th Northern Committee

27th Joint Managerial Boards Conference

28th Joint Managerial Boards Conference

29th Event at Mullaghduff School










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