Enda Whelton spends €300 a month on fuel as part of his 1,000km weekly commute. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: ‘I go into very well-off schools, fee-paying schools . . . Deputy McDonald would be familiar with them.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As secondary schools remained closed yesterday due to industrial action, a teacher-parent forum was held in the Dáil. It took place under the u(...)

Across the board: the majority of teachers in the ASTI voted against the Haddington Road agreement but the TUI accepted it.  Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images
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There are two possibilities. Either many secondary-school teachers are lazy and interested only in trying to hide their lust for money and an easy (...)

The ASTI and TUI held ballots on Haddington Road and possible strike action today.

Senior Government sources have ruled out any prospect of re-negotiating the Haddington Road agreement on public service pay following the rejection of(...)