Catherine Marshall and Niamh O’Sullivan: two of the authors of the Famine Folios for the Irish Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The world’s “greatest collection of Irish Famine art and famine data” has been assembled for future generations to study one of the world’s great mode(...)

St Angela’s College, Sligo. Photograph: Pat Langan

Academic staff at St Angela’s College in Sligo have voted unanimously to ballot on industrial action, as anger mounts over aspects of a merger with NU(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has appointed a judge to oversee the administration of the Garda penalty points system. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The future administration of the penalty points system will be overseen by a former president of the Circuit Court, Judge Matthew Deery, as part of(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “We know it was an unacceptable farce; Irish Water was doomed to fail before even one meter was installed.’’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan has accused the Government of failing to understand the impact of austerity on people when introducing water charge(...)

Teachers man the picket-line outside Dublin’s Belvedere College. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy 2:42

The teachers’ strike is unnecessary, disproportionate and disappointing, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said. Ms O’Sullivan said she had “m(...)

A determination to improve management standards within the Garda and challenge resistance to external oversight should form the initial agenda for new(...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, who has made the final shortlist of three, is due to be interviewed on Monday for the post. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The identity of the new Garda commissioner will be known in the next 10 days, with the final interviews for the post being held this week.Interim Gar(...)

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 on dispute with teachers’ unions: “I’ve put a very significant amount on the table and nothing has come back from the other side.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has refused to offer further concessions to teachers’ unions who are planning to stage one-day strikes in protes(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan picutred at a press conference detailing the education budget.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An extra 1,700 teachers and special needs assistants (SNAs) will be recruited next year at a cost of over €80 million to meet the growth in the schoo(...)