Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is inviting teachers for  talks on Junior Cycle reforms.  Photograph: Collins

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is inviting teacher unions to talks on Junior Cycle reforms as progress on the planned introduction of continuous (...)

The Department of Education is to ask members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI)in community colleges and community and comprehensive schools to (...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has warned teachers who are members of the ASTI that they will lose protection against compulsory redundancies on foot of their decision to reject the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has warned teachers who are members of the ASTI that they will lose protection against compulsory redundancies on (...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn would be allowed, under emergency legislation, to unilaterally change conditions for ASTI members.

The Government is insisting that there will be no renegotiation of the Haddington Road agreement on public service pay despite the decision of the sec(...)

 Minister of Education Ruairi Quinn at St Patrick’s College Drumcondra today. He said a belief that the Irish education system was among the best in the world was an ‘assertion based on no evidence whatsoever other than something of a feelgood factor that was communicated to us at home by the greater Irish Diaspora who felt, for whatever reason, that it was better than what their children were experiencing in other parts of the world.’

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said Ireland has a long way to go to have the kind of “world class education system that we need to have”. He (...)

TUI president Gerry Craughwell has urged members to vote yes on industrial action in the event that members reject the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Frank Miller

Industrial action in second-level schools could be initiated by the end of the month if teachers vote to reject the Haddington Road agreement next wee(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly.  The union is the only one that  has so far voted to reject the Haddington Road proposals.  It represents a relatively small number of staff, about 6,000 mainly across the education, health and local authority sectors. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The decision by gardaí and nurses to back the proposed Haddington Road deal means that the vast bulk of public service personnel have now agreed to be(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “Those unions who have now agreed with the Haddington Road statement will have those agreements honoured, and those unions that do not will be subject to legislation.” Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Two teaching unions are seeking further talks on improving the Haddington Road Agreement on reducing the State’s pay bill in education and othe(...)

For a week every year public attention, through the national media, focuses on what teachers have to say. Throughout the rest of the year we la(...)