Gerry Quinn (centre, front) president of the TUI with union members during the teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The fact that the last government saw merit in scrapping the Junior Certificate to save €15 million a year is “authoritative evidence” of a cost-savin(...)

Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road, Dublin, during the last teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The  Irish Times.

Secondary school teachers are to hold a second day of strike action over the reform of the junior cycle on Thursday, January 22nd.More than 730 second(...)

Additional payments to retiring school teachers are responsible for close to a quarter of the €103 million over-run in education budget, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan revealed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Additional lump sum payments to retiring school teachers are responsible for close to a quarter of the €103 million overrun in the education budget th(...)

 UK stocks advanced, with the FTSE 100 Index rebounding from Tuesday’s drop to a one-month low, led by Ashtead Group. Photo: PA

UK stocks advanced, with the FTSE 100 Index rebounding from Tuesday’s drop to a one-month low, led by Ashtead Group. Ashtead jumped 5.8 per cent after(...)

Christoph Mueller, who turned around Aer Lingus as it was contending with budget airline Ryanair Holdings, faces a similar task as Malaysia Air struggles to fend off AirAsia Bhd., the region’s biggest low-fare carrier. (Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters)

Christoph Mueller will embark on one of the toughest jobs in aviation, turning around an airline that has lost two jets and 537 lives this year. The 5(...)

TUI Travel, whose many brands include Thomson and Airtours, said it was “pleased with current trading”.

British travel group TUI Travel, weeks away from completing a merger with TUI AG, reported a forecast-beating 11 percent rise in underlying profits on(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says the plan is to roll out the Junior Cert proposals very gradually. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said there will be no further movement from her Department on Junior Cert reform following fresh threats of (...)

Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road during the teachers strike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Teachers protesting changes to the Junior Certificate are “ready for the long haul” following a first day-long strike unions say attracted significant(...)

Teachers strike: Philip Irwin (left) president ASTI and Gerry Quinn (right) president of thre TUI with members on picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road in Dublin. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, retailers enjoyed another pre-Christmas bounce yesterday – thanks to Teacher Tuesday. More than 330,000 post-p(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The two unions representing secondary teachers are to meet next week to decide the date for a second one-day strike in January.As their dispute with(...)