End of year Junior Cert examinations will be shortened and there will be more emphasis on classroom assessment

When asked about his legacy as minister for education shortly before he was reshuffled, Ruairí Quinn said of his junior cycle reforms: “I would hope t(...)

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(...)

A trade union which represents thousands of lecturers and research staff in institutes of technology has voted to engage in a campaign of industrial a(...)

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn introduced the Gradam an Uachtaráin Bill 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn has called for the introduction of a State honours system to recognise exceptional achievement. He introduced a P(...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn (left) seen in this file photo of a teachers’ protest in May this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Reduced pay and low-hour contracts are resulting in young teaching graduates leaving from the profession in favour of better-paid and more secure work(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: joins TDs John Halligan, Finian McGrath and Tom Fleming in the grouping. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Senator Feargal Quinn is to join the Independent Alliance, it has emerged. Mr Quinn is expected to confirm his decision at a press conference today. T(...)

David Norris: “When the Fianna Fáil government denationalised Aer Lingus, I spoke and voted against that.” Photograph: Eric Luke/THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael Senator Pat O’Neill said the sale of the Government’s Aer Lingus share was right for the airline and the country. “We are a small island (...)

Teachers protest over Junior Cycle reform at the Holy Child Community School in Sallynoggin, Co Dublin, on Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of teachers protested again on Thursday over Junior Cycle reform as Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said none of the issues at stake w(...)

Members of the TUI remain opposed to many aspects of the reform proposals advnaced by Dr Padraic Travers, particularly an oral communication project for second year students. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Secondary school teachers will undertake a national lunchtime protest over Junior Cycle concerns later this month and unions will picket centres where(...)

Lester Ryan, Kilkenny’s linchpin, is in mourning after the sudden death of his father, Johnny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A Kilkenny farmer has become the first farm fatality of the year in this State after dying in a machinery-related incident at his farm.Johnny Ryan, ag(...)