Conor Neill (6) with his class in the Doodle Den in St Michael’s Infants School in Limerick. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

A few weeks ago Siobhán Neill took her six-year-old son, Conor, to McDonald’s as a treat. She was about to ask him what he wanted when he surprised he(...)

Ann Fay, outgoing president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation,  presents incoming chief  Brendan O'Sullivan with his chain of office at the INTO annual conference in Cork yesterday. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Primary teachers have voted overwhelmingly to form an alliance with other public service (...)