Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan met teachers’ unions today to discuss the Junior Cert reforms. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Teacher unions have agreed to mediation in their dispute over the planned new Junior Cycle, reducing the likelihood of strike action over the controve(...)

Relative degrees: Catherine and Sophie O’Sullivan, and Mary O’Donnell

As the university conferring season got into full swing this month, there was a special celebration for Sophie O’Sullivan, who followed in the footste(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: Delegations from the TUI and ASTI, the two unions representing second-level teachers, are meeting her  this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Teacher unions which are meeting Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan for the first time this week are seeking a relaxation of spending controls on (...)

Teachers held a lunchtime protest to highlight concerns about the proposed Junior Cycle outside Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock in March this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

At least 10 per cent of teachers of English have not completed training for the Junior Certificate reforms ahead of the rollout due to start in Septem(...)

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(...)