Teachers annual conference
The Irish National Teachers Organisation annual conference starts in Galway this afternoon.
Teacher's pay, industrial relations and the funding of schools, are just some of the issues on the agenda.
The Education Minister has announced a new initiative to deal with teacher supply issues, ahead of the conference.
Equality and pay restoration, industrial relations, teacher supply and conditions of employment are high on the agenda at the first of the teacher's conferences taking place this week.
Around 850 teachers representing 3,600 primary schools are gathering in Galway today for the INTO Congress.
Ahead of the gathering the Education Minister Joe Mc Hugh's announced the creation of substitute teacher panels for primary schools.