Asti general secretary Pat King warned individual teachers could forfeit up to €6,700 in lost increments, while others could face redundancy or reduced entitlement to permanency, because of the union’s stance on the Lansdowne Road pay deal. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The head of the State’s main second level teaching union is warning of school closures next autumn if the next Government faces down secondary teacher(...)

Pat King, outgoing general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), has been telling anyone who’ll listen within the union o(...)

Trinity College Dublin (left) and UCD (right)  have secured top 100 rankings in a  table of best academic faculties globally. File photographs: The Irish Times

Both Trinity College Dublin and UCD have secured top 100 rankings in a league table of the world’s best academic faculties. Trinity College has been r(...)

The Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon has called for fitness to teach hearings. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Long-promised fitness hearings for the teaching profession should be introduced urgently to improve accountability in schools, the Ombudsman for Child(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Plans to merge three institutes of technology in Connacht and Ulster to form a technological university have cleared their first hurdle. Minister for (...)

DCU’s plans include the development of the recently purchased All Hallows College, Drumcondra site for student accommodation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin City University has announced ambitious plans double its student numbers and expand its geographical footprint in north Dublin under a €323 mil(...)

Minister for Education and Skills  Jan O’Sullivan published the report into student accommodation last month.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) was forced to withdraw a series of recommendations to tackle the student accommodation crisis from a key report (...)

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US president Barack Obama last month signed an executive order directing federal agencies to incorporate behavioural science into their policies so(...)

Trinity College Dublin has said it planned to commence an international recruitment campaign next month to fill assistant professorships in Children’s Literature, Medieval History, Global Politics, Midwifery and other areas. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The trade union representing university lecturers has criticised plans by Trinity College Dublin to fill 40 new academic posts through contracts outsi(...)

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals said existing employment terms should be renegotiated to make them “more fit-for-purpose, setting out the rights and obligations of teachers and their employers”. Photograph: David Sleator

A new contract for teachers that makes professional development an integral part of the job rather than an added “chore” has been sought by secondary(...)