‘Truly miserable week’ for  Taoiseach Enda Kenny:  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The dramatic announcement by John McNulty of his withdrawal from the Seanad byelection capped a truly miserable week for Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his (...)

Shout out: Protesters make their voices heard at the  ASTI Conference in Wexford, disrupting a speech given by the Minister of Education Ruairí Quinn. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Secondary-school teachers return to class on Monday after yet another Easter of negative headlines. The rowdy scenes at their annual conference(...)

TUI president Gerry Craughwell has urged members to vote yes on industrial action in the event that members reject the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Frank Miller

Industrial action in second-level schools could be initiated by the end of the month if teachers vote to reject the Haddington Road agreement next wee(...)

TUI president Gerard Craughwell Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Delegates at the annual conference of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland(TUI) have voted not to go back into any talks with the Government on the propo(...)

 TUI president Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There were no real negotiations involved in reaching the new Croke Park agreement proposals for staff in the public service, the president ofth(...)

It could be a fraught Easter week for Minister for Education  Ruairí Quinn as he makes his rounds. Photograph: Frank Miller

The three teacher unions gather this week for their annual conventions in venues in Galway, Cork and Wexford. Traditionally a (...)