Mona McSharry in action during  the Swim Ireland Irish Open  Championships at the  National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor Ferguson came agonisingly close to the Olympic A time in winning Friday night’s 100m backstroke final on the second day of competition at the Ir(...)

Teacher Siobhán Peters: She estimates she is paid about €6,000 less than her colleagues and   many newly qualified teachers are even worse off.  Photograph: Carl O’Brien

Siobhán Peters works alongside teachers who do the same job, the same hours and have the same qualifications. But, because she graduated after 2011, (...)

The Teachers’s Union of Ireland (TUI) president Gerry Quinn. The union has warned of industrial action in the event of unilateral moves by the Government to merge institutes of technologies. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Teachers’s Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned of industrial action in the event of unilateral moves by the Government to merge institutes of techno(...)

Gerry Quinn TUI president: “We are hearing with increasing frequency that schools are struggling to attract new teachers in certain subject areas.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Reduced pay and low-hour contracts for young teachers are driving graduates away from a career in education, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has (...)

Numbers at Maynooth university have jumped from just under 9,000 in 2008 to more than 11,000 this year. Yet employment restrictions mean staffing numbers have fallen in recent years.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When Philip Nolan combed through the latest college application figures for Maynooth university on Wednesday morning, he felt conflicted. The univer(...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn said on Friday that on foot of correspondence from the Minister the union was now satified that such an engagement was possible.

The planned strike by teachers, which could have closed up to 350 second level schools on Wednesday, February 24th, has been called off. The Teachers(...)

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland  has said it is deeply concerned over what it termed the precarious employment status and income poverty of new and recent entrants to the teaching profession. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Teachers in about 350 secondary schools are planning to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday, February 24th, two days before the general election. The(...)

Gerry Quinn, president of the TUI. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Tomorrow, some 4,000 institute of technology lecturers and researchers will take a day’s strike action over a range of critical issues within their se(...)

Students march against reduction in grants. The TUI said the Minister had been advised that mergers were a costly process and that institutes of technology would have to bear the bulk of fees. Photograph:

Students will end up footing the bill for the bulk of the cost of creating new technological universities, unions have claimed. The Government is pla(...)

Students march past  Trinity College in protest against  fee increase and reductions in grants.  Academic staff in institutes of technology represented by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are to ballot for strike action over concerns about elements of new legislation being proposed by the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Academic staff in institutes of technology represented by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are to ballot for strike action over concerns about ele(...)