A number of serious irregularities have been discovered in payments to schools under the free meals scheme. File photo: Thinkstock

A number of serious irregularities have been discovered in payments to schools under the free meals scheme. The Department of Social Protection has (...)

Lotteries: could be used to keep ‘bad reasons’ out of decision-making

Making decisions by lottery is often seen as an affront to justice. Witness, for example, the furore over the Camogie Association’s plan to settle (...)

Helena Wood, far left, of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Tanya Massey; Ronan Timmins; and leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Mia Cooper at the launch of this year’s Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Awards

NUI Galway’s reputation has suffered somewhat from recent gender equality controversies, but it’s promising to turn a new leaf. More precisely,(...)

The whistleblower has been involved in the provision of learning support in a number of schools. Photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Education is being urged to investigate claims by a schools “whistleblower” that learning support hours designated for special ne(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King is to retire at the end of this year.

The Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) has announced the appointment of Kieran Christie, a long-time union activist from Co Sligo, as i(...)

ASTI president Máire Ní Chiarba: “Teachers, the practitioners in the classroom, understand how best to improve teaching and learning.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has ordered its members to boycott training for the new junior cycle programme, after voting narr(...)

In the latest QS rankings University of Limerick went up from the 501-550 bracket to 471-480. File photograph: Press 22

University of Limerick (UL) says it will boost its international student cohort by 60 per cent in the next five years in an ambitious plan to climb fu(...)

Fr Michael Drumm, chair of the Catholic Schools Partnership. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new model of school patronage at primary-level has been proposed. The model would see the Catholic Church and State management boards control schoo(...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn (centre left) protesting in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Timeline to Junior Cycle reform: November 2011: National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) publishes report proposing a major reform of the(...)

ASTI and TUI members were presented with two ballot papers one on whether to accept or reject the amended reform plan  and the other to mandate further industrial action if the proposals are rejected. Photograph: Eric Luke

The country’s largest second-level teachers’ union, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), is threatening further industrial action aft(...)