John Boyle has been an INTO activist throughout his career in teaching. He was staff representative and a member of branch committee in the late 80’s when teacher unemployment, low salaries, increasing class sizes and interest rate hikes were pressing issues for our members. John represented his branch at annual Congress for 18 years and served as Branch and District Cathaoirleach. As branch Cathaoirleach John played a pivotal role in support of the controversial PPF National Agreement. His branch was one of the largest branches to support the agreement, which subsequently brought much needed and long-awaited salary increases to public servants ( Benchmarking 1). John was elected to serve nearly 3,000 teachers in Tallaght, South County Dublin, Craobh Chualann, Craobh Dhun Laoghaire,Blessington, Wicklow, Arklow and Rathdrum on the Central Executive committee annually from 2004 to 2016.
While serving on the CEC, John worked tirelessly in support of members in the very, large District VIII. He represented members in nearly 300 schools across the South Dublin and Wicklow areas, not forgetting the couple of schools in Kildare and Wexford. John took on the role with evangelical zeal. He became well know and highly respected for his dogged determined pursuit of justice for INTO members, who needed his support.Read More...
RTE Nine O'clock News: Sunday, 31st August 2008
Colm Ó Móngain speaks with John Boyle and John Carr about figures that show 80% of children will be in classes of under 30 this year.
RTE Primetime: Tuesday,February 20th 2007
'Primary education sector struggling to cope'
Katie Hannon speaks with John Boyle, principal of Scoil Colmcille Naofa in Knocklyon regarding class sizes.
INTO Video: An Hour for Primary Education (2008)
'Buildings & Funding'
John Boyle, principal of Scoil Colmcille Naofa in Knocklyon talks about the substandard school buildings and the inadequacy of the standard capitation grant.