Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has announced that agreement on all aspects of the junior cycle reform has concluded with the two main teache(...)

Gerry Quinn, TUI president and Philip Irwin, ASTI president with secondary school teachers at Newpark Comprehensive. Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, at a picket  over planned junior cycle reforms earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The number of days lost due to industrial disputes in the first three months of the year were higher than for the whole of 2010, 2011 and 2012 combine(...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn (l) and ASTI president Philip Irwin during  teacher protests earlier this month. The executive committees of both unions are meeting to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior cycle reform. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive committees of the two secondary teachers unions are meeting on Friday to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior (...)

Teacher unions expect up to 27,000 members to protest outside secondary schools across the State on Thursday.  Claire Grant (ASTI) and Jimmy Kelly (TUI)  at a protest earlier this year outside Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times. 2:00

Teacher unions expect thousands of members to protest outside secondary schools across the State on Thursday. The demonstrations, organised by the Ass(...)

Gerry Quinn, TUI president, and Philip Irwin, Asti president with teachers at Newpark Comprehensive, Co Dublin, on a picket in January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Department of Education has apologised for giving inaccurate information to The Irish Times on the number of teachers who were paid for the two(...)

Only about a dozen English teachers have attended training sessions for the new junior cycle programme, the Department of Education said

Only about a dozen English teachers have attended training sessions for the new junior cycle programme, the Department of Education said.Eight of 14 t(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: said the picketing ‘sits uneasily’ with the unions‘ commitment to knowledge and learning.

Business group Ibec has strongly criticised the use of pickets at teacher training centres to obstruct the roll-out of the new junior cycle programme.(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said last week she hoped teachers “will come in numbers” to attend CPD

The first of a series of pickets of teacher training centres took place on Monday to obstruct the roll-out of the new junior cycle programme.Members o(...)

Department of Education secretary general Seán Ó Foghlú and Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan during TUI president Gerry Quinn’s speech. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Education Correspondentin Wexford Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says she hopes teachers “will come in numbers” to training sessions next week(...)

Gerry Quinn, TUI president and Philip Irwin, ASTI president have issued a joint statement to members urging them to “hold firm” at this “critical” stage of junior cycle reform talks. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The leaders of the two unions representing secondary teachers have urged members to “hold firm” in their industrial action over junior cycle reforms.I(...)