The survey of almost 1,200 academics was carried out for the report “Creating a Supportive Working Environment for Academics in Higher Education”. Photograph: Getty Images

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work due to the increasing number of students entering third-level with complex needs, inclu(...)

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work. Photograph: Getty Images

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work due to the increasing number of students entering third-level with complex needs, inclu(...)

A few weeks from the summer holidays might not be the best of times for teachers and lecturers to make the argument that they are overworked but research bears out their claims that they have long hours by international standards.

A few weeks from the summer holidays might not be the best of times for teachers and lecturers to make the argument that they are overworked but resea(...)

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Lecturers, and budding lecturers, should be thrilled. Demand for college places is rising exponentially. By the best estimates of the Higher Education(...)

Campus cuts: Irish universities have absorbed reductions in funding  while maintaining acceptable levels of excellence and quality. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The central feature of modern public services is mutual support across communities, founded on shared social objectives. The provision of publi(...)

Irish Federation of University Teachers general secretary Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”. Photograph : Bryan O’Brien

University teachers will fight any proposed Government pay cuts by withdrawing “all concessions” made under the original Croke Park I agreement(...)

General secretary of the union, Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (Ifut) voted unanimously this afternoon to reject any renegotiation of Croke Park II. The uni(...)