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It will be interesting to see who turns up for the ASTI’s special rules convention on November 14th and 15th. Like other trade unions, the ASTI has(...)

The new 110-seat restaurant at street level called Balfes in the Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The five-star Westbury Hotel, which opened off Grafton Street in Dublin 30 years ago, has been given a €2 million upgrade by its owner, the Irish-o(...)

The main union for secondary school teachers has voted to escalate its industrial action over plans to reform the Junior Cycle to include the threat of strike action.

The main union for secondary school teachers has voted to escalate its industrial action over plans to reform the Junior Cycle to include the threat o(...)

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(...)

Gerard Craughwell (left), president TUI and Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn,  pictured at the TUI conference at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

Teachers in the further education sector will be asked to work throughout the summer under reforms announced by Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn(...)

Pat King, ASTI general secretary who condemned the actions of dissenters who he said were trying to undermine the union’s leadership. He was speaking at the union’s annual conference at White’s Hotel in Wexford. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

ASTI general secretary Pat King has alleged that he experienced bullying and abuse on a website run and moderated by union members. In a (...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn it was “difficult to continue talking” over the din but the “small but loud minority” was entitled to protest at yesterday’s ASTI conference. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has played down the controversy over the reception he received at the ASTI conference yesterday, saying it (...)

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(...)

Job satisfaction among secondary school teachers has dropped sharply in the past five years, with administrative work and school evaluations am(...)

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 (...)