Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road during the teachers strike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Teachers protesting changes to the Junior Certificate are “ready for the long haul” following a first day-long strike unions say attracted significant(...)

The answer: teachers need various skills including being able to explain things and happy with public speaking

Is teaching for you? Here are a few ways of telling: do you enjoy explaining things to people? Do you have a particular subject or subjects you enjoy(...)

A spokesman for the State Examinations Commission said the ideal test would be to get a former student to sit the papers “but you have to balance that with the need to ensure secrecy of the project”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 55,000 Leaving Cert students start their exams today in the knowledge that each paper, for the first time, has been sat in advance by an indepen(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “There is a vast array of opportunities for education, training and to get new skills throughout [students’] lives.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn has welcomed an increase in the number of Leaving Cert students planning to sit higher level maths thi(...)

Shout out: Protesters make their voices heard at the  ASTI Conference in Wexford, disrupting a speech given by the Minister of Education Ruairí Quinn. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Secondary-school teachers return to class on Monday after yet another Easter of negative headlines. The rowdy scenes at their annual conference(...)

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

Prof Mike Hinchey: “The sooner you can get young people interested and involved the better.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Concern has been expressed that new computer and vocational short courses due to be rolled out in secondary schools next September will become (...)

Sally Maguire president of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland

Ireland’s 27,000 second level teachers have voted unequivocally to take industrial action over plans by the Minister for Education and Skills t(...)

‘Gay”, “faggot” and “queer” are regularly used as terms of abuse in schools. Is this about to change, and will it really make a difference to y(...)

 Round table talks at the Dáil na nÓg  ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ National Youth Parliament  in Croke Park last year. Photograph: Chris Bellew
How this project was compiled

This extensive investigation into Relationships and Sexuality Education in Irish schools was made possible by the support of the Mary Raftery Journali(...)