ASTI president Philip Irwin said teachers’ key objectives around junior cycle reform have not yet been addressed, and with all avenues exhausted, they have no option but to escalate industrial action.

Secondary teachers have been urged to call off industrial action scheduled to take place in December and January.Delegates at the annual conference of(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan: has told Waterford IT and IT Carlow to resume talks as a merger was necessary if they wished to be designated a technological university for the southeast. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Lecturers at institutes of technology are urging the Government to rethink its insistence on college mergers before they can gain university status.Th(...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann said its executive committee had yet to meet on the matter but it would concur with the ASTI’s stance. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A science course to be taught under the new Junior Cycle programme has been put out for consultation but teachers are being ordered by their unions n(...)

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(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton who said today  the Government was working to provide young people with work and training options. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said youth unemployment is a “very important issue” and that the Government was working hard to provide young people with pos(...)

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 (...)

Pat King, ASTI general secretary, with former minister for education Mary Hanifin: the TUI, which along with the ASTI has voted to oppose the Junior Cycle reforms, is also opening its annual congress today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

English teachers – the first group of teachers due to work with the new Junior Cycle framework – have expressed only limited c(...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann said behaviour by some students “puts the health and safety of other students and of teachers at risk”. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Increased pupil-teacher ratios and a reduction in middle- management posts are undermining the ability of schools to deal with(...)

File photgraph of students sitting their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert English papers at St. Killian’s German School, Clonskeagh, Co Dublin .Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Second-level teacher unions are to ballot members non-cooperation with the new Junior Cycle proposals in March, they announced today. In (...)

Seán Flynn’s death was decribed as “a loss both for Irish journalism and for higher education”.

The death of Seán Flynn was greeted with sadness yesterday by a large circle of admirers in the worlds of politics, journalism, education and trade un(...)