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(...)

Significant operational and financial benefits are expected by the vertical integration of the two TUI entities.

TUI AG and TUI Travel plc lifted the benefits they aim to reap from their planned all-share merger after the boards of both tour operator recommended (...)

Jan O’Sullivan: “I do understand that the teachers have concerns and I have listened to them” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says she believes a compromise can be reached with teachers on the Junior Cycle reforms, but she rejected union (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “I would like to thank the teachers who worked diligently with their students over the three-year cycle.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Junior Cert results out today indicate that performance in science and mathematics continues to improve, reflecting similar progress in the senior cy(...)

Minister for Educaion Jan O’Sullivan. “I will use the coming weeks to reflect on the concerns which were raised by teacher representatives...” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has agreed to open talks next month with teacher unions over the implementation of Junior Cycle reforms.However(...)

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 (...)

 TUI Travel said the trading environment was more competitive and airline capacity continued to increase. Photograph: PA

TUI Travel, Europe’s largest tour operator, reported higher third-quarter profit as average prices for package tours rose and more clients booked onli(...)

Surveys by the institute and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland showed ‘one-to-one’ guidance counselling in schools was down 59 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Calls have been made for the reversal of cuts in guidance counselling following the publication of an ESRI report showing that the move disproportiona(...)

Christoph Mueller: Aer Lingus CEO is to step down next May. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The race to succeed Christoph Mueller in the €1.5 million-a-year top job at Aer Lingus is likely to attract candidates from both at home and abroad, (...)

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(...)