Teachers in Ireland are paid more than countries such as the UK, France, and Italy, but they lag behind countries such as Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

Irish teachers are well-paid by international standards, but work longer hours and in larger classes, according to a major new study. Analysis by the (...)

Westbury Hotel off Grafton Street: one of eight hotels in the  Doyle Collection, it is owned by members of the Doyle and Beatty families.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish-owned Doyle Collection hotel group more than doubled its profits last year as a result of a €10.8 million “curtailment gain” from changes t(...)

The National Parents Council Post Primary has expressed concern over  a threat of school closures and strikes by teachers over the Lansdowne Road  deal. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The organisation representing parents of secondary students has expressed concern about a threat of school closures and strikes by teachers over the L(...)

Asti general secretary Pat King warned individual teachers could forfeit up to €6,700 in lost increments, while others could face redundancy or reduced entitlement to permanency, because of the union’s stance on the Lansdowne Road pay deal. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The head of the State’s main second level teaching union is warning of school closures next autumn if the next Government faces down secondary teacher(...)

Pat King, outgoing general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), has been telling anyone who’ll listen within the union o(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King has  predicted the next government, with a four- or five-year mandate, would feel confident enough to face down second level teachers - a move which could see closures of schools next autumn in the wake of strikes or lockouts. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Last week, as expected, members of the ASTI, voted strongly - albeit on a low turnout - to reject the Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay. (...)

ASTI and TUI members were presented with two ballot papers one on whether to accept or reject the amended reform plan  and the other to mandate further industrial action if the proposals are rejected. Photograph: Eric Luke

The country’s largest second-level teachers’ union, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), is threatening further industrial action aft(...)

The second vote is aimed at closing off a doubt surrounding the legality of the ASTI/TUI industrial action

Secondary teachers receiving their Junior Cycle ballot papers this week are facing not one but two questions to vote on. The first is whether t(...)

Dr Geraldine Mooney Simmie, University of Limerick, with Andrew Phelan (centre) and Mark Walshe of ASTI Fightback at a press conference at the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin

Fresh division has emerged within the secondary teacher unions over planned Junior Cycle reforms with two members of the most powerful decision-making(...)

Raymie Johnston of Fermanagh in full flight against Mayo. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Fermanagh’s B All-Ireland success under the late Pat King. The competition was organised with good intenti(...)