Parliamentary Question No. 261 on Tuesday, 18th December, 2012
Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha
To the Minister for Education and Science
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 152 of 8 November 2012 if teachers employed in substitute positions and in
possession of a Masters Degree prior to 4 December 2011 are entitled to the
– Seán Kyne.
Minister Ruairí Quinn
A person employed as a substitute teacher in the public sector on or before 4 December 2011 may be entitled to a qualification allowance for a masters degree
awarded on or before 4 December 2011.
Where applicable, qualification allowances will be payable where the teacher is
eligible to be in receipt of the qualified rate of pay i.e. where the teacher
is appropriately qualified and registered for the sector in which they are
Further information is expected to be issued from my Department shortly. Once
published, it may be accessed on www.education.ie.