Teachers will assess own their students in two classroom-based projects for each subject under the latest junior cycle reform plan published on Friday and signed by Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A compromise reform plan for the junior cycle will “deliver the best of both worlds” for secondary students, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’S(...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn and ASTI president and Philip Irwin, who were both part of the negotiating team on Junior Cert reform. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The unions representing secondary teachers are holding separate meetings today to decide whether to accept a new deal on junior cycle reform. The ag(...)

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 (...)

Tour operator Falcon Holidays it to start offering direct non-stop flights from Dublin to Mexico and Jamaica from next year.TUI Travel, which operates(...)

In a statement yesterday, the Cork History Teachers’ Association said, “We cannot understand why ASTI/TUI would single out CSPE for preferential treatment over other subjects. In these circumstances, we are opposed to their demand to confirm CSPE as a State-certified exam.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The unions of secondary teacher have been criticised by some of their own members for singling out the protection of civic, social and political ed(...)

Ireland has ranked 15th highest out of 76 countries for mathematics and science test scores in a new report published by the OECD. The report warns, h(...)

Thomson and First Choice owner TUI Group narrowed half-year losses, with bookings for the summer season have risen 2 per cent. Photo: PA

TUI, the German tour operator that merged with TUI Travel last year, said its second-quarter loss narrowed as integration of the two companies is prog(...)

Teachers protest over Junior Cycle reform at the Holy Child Community School in Sallynoggin, Co Dublin, on Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:00

Thousands of teachers protested again on Thursday over Junior Cycle reform as Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said none of the issues at stake w(...)

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(...)