Teachers gather in Killarney for annual Teachers Union of Ireland conference

Teachers from throughout the country will gather in Killarney this morning for the annual conference of the Teachers Union of Ireland.

It’s one of three teachers’ conferences taking place this week.

The country’s largest teachers’ union says pay parity for teachers is finally in sight.

The INTO says the government has acknowledged the need to resolve pay inequality by way of a pay review process.

It’s expected Education Minister Joe McHugh will reference the breakthrough in his address to the INTO conference in Galway this morning.

The ASTI and TUI are also meeting for their annual conferences this week, with the TUI conference being held in Killarney.

President of the ASTI Breda Lynch says there are a number of issues which delegates will debate: