Louise O’Keeffe took a successful case to the European Court of Human Rights over her abuse in a national school in Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Collins Courts

A solicitor representing claimants against the state who suffered sexual abused in primary school has described the Government’s settlement offer as “(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: ‘the worst possible Christmas present’

The compensation package announced by the state for people who were sexually abused in schools has been described by Louise O’Keeffe as “the worst pos(...)

Gerry Quinn (centre, front) president of the TUI with union members during the teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The fact that the last government saw merit in scrapping the Junior Certificate to save €15 million a year is “authoritative evidence” of a cost-savin(...)

Louise O’Keeffe who was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins Court

Only a small minority of people who were sexually abused in schools are set to receive compensation from the State under a settlement deal that will c(...)

The phrase ‘whistleblowing’ did not even enter our language until the 1970s

This has been the year of the whistleblower, with one story dominating domestic headlines more than any other. Disclosures within the Garda about t(...)

The report of the Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education review group, chaired by Prof Brian MacCraith, above, will reignite debate about teaching priorities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  Admissions to Schools Bill An unholy alliance of the Catholic Church and that social class to which Ross O’Carroll Kelly belongs is (...)

Sheila Nunan of INTO speaking at the union’s annual conference at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Moore

“I trust you as our teachers to act professionally and assess your own students without fear or favour to anybody . . . It begs the question: does (...)

It was a good year for DIT. Above, students at DIT’s Grangegorman campus. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  2014 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR . . .   Dublin Institute of Technology The €38 million first phase of DIT’s Grangegorman campu(...)

Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road, Dublin, during the last teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The  Irish Times.

Secondary school teachers are to hold a second day of strike action over the reform of the junior cycle on Thursday, January 22nd.More than 730 second(...)

Additional payments to retiring school teachers are responsible for close to a quarter of the €103 million over-run in education budget, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan revealed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Additional lump sum payments to retiring school teachers are responsible for close to a quarter of the €103 million overrun in the education budget th(...)