Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan said s he had already moved considerably on the junior cycle plan but ‘but negotiation involves movement from both sides’. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Strike set to go ahead next Tuesday as unions and Minister blame each other

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “I know the funding is put to very effective use by schools.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Prof Ninetta Santoro, Dr Manuela Heinz and Dr Elaine Keane at NUI Galway to discuss diversity in teacher education

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Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan: Unions mandated for strike before Minister announced a compromise plan on Junior Cert assessment. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Growing disquiet among teachers and principals over unions’ negotiating strategy

Some past pupils unions  have encouraged fellow fee-paying colleges to write letters of objection to Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

New law seeks to make admissions policies fairer and more transparent

Feeder tables, inspection reports, improvement plans and parent-teacher meetings

Sensory room: Susan Gibney with pupils Kyle Hourigan and Kerry Mayland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Susan Gibney, principal, Queen of Angels Primary School, Wedgewood, Dublin

Firing enthusiasm: Shaun Holly, who teaches science at Kinsale Community School. Photograph: Dan Linehan

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