Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin who has signed an order which will provide for pay increases for about 300,000 staff in the public service. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has signed an order which will provide for pay increases for about 300,000 staff i(...)

Most schools will not be in a position to deliver the Junior Cert  changes because they are staffed by members of the  ASTI, which has rejected the reforms. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Only about one in four schools will be in a position to roll out long-awaited reforms to the Junior Cert early next year, according to figures compile(...)

Institutes of Technology may face disruption in  coming months after the TUI announced plans to ballot members on a possible campaign of industrial action. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish  Times

Institutes of Technology may face disruption over the coming months after a teachers’ union announced plans to ballot members over a campaign of indus(...)

Gardaí have voted overwhlemingly to reject the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Gardaí have voted overwhlemingly to reject the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay. Members of the Garda Representative Association (GR(...)

The National Parents Council Post Primary has expressed concern over  a threat of school closures and strikes by teachers over the Lansdowne Road  deal. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The organisation representing parents of secondary students has expressed concern about a threat of school closures and strikes by teachers over the L(...)

‘The sad truth is the ASTI has ceased to function as a representative organisation for its members, and the ones to suffer will be the students.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

QUESTION: As a parent of two second-year students, I am deeply concerned at the mess that seems to be emerging in my children’s English classes ove(...)

The ASTI and TUI will not complete their ballots until next month. Photograph: Getty Images

Second-level teachers could lose out on pay increases of nearly €800 next year if their unions fail to support the new Lansdowne Road agreement. Highl(...)

Jessie Buttanshaw and Megan Lynch, (right) with their Junior Cert results at The High School, Rathgar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The 59,522 students who sat this year’s Junior Cert get their results on Wednesday, with figures showing a continued rise in the proportion of candida(...)

 The revised Framework for Junior Cycle confirms that English will be the first subject assessed through classroom-based exercises in conjunction with a shorter exam at the end of third year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new subject of wellbeing will be introduced to students starting the first year of secondary school in September 2017 under a revised timetable for (...)

ASTI members protesting earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) are to vote on whether to accept the compromise junior cycle reform plan without a (...)