Carmel to become next INTO President 

A County Roscommon woman is set to become President of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) in 2024 after she was elected Vice-President at INTO’s 2023 conference in Killarney last week. 

  Carmel Browne, a native of Cloonfad, Rooskey, will take over from newly-elected president Dorothy McGinley when her term ends next year. 

  Carmel has represented District 7 encompassing Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Kildare and Meath on the INTO Central Executive Committee since 2015. 

  She has been a member of the INTO since she started her teaching career in 1980, and has worked at branch and district level, serving as District 7 representative on the Equality Committee, taking on the role of chairperson until her election to the INTO executive in 2015.

  Carmel has worked with all age groups from infants to sixth class and as a learning support and resource teacher. She successfully completed her Masters in Education in 2011 and also taught in West London for several years. 

  She is a keen sportsperson and advocates the benefits of being physically active for children and teachers alike. 

  Carmel has expressed her belief that now is the time for all INTO members to work together in solidarity to protect and improve pay and conditions.

  Equality issues are among her core priorities and she says she looks forward to working with members to bring about positives changes for teachers across the island.