Plans are advanced for a new course at secondary level that provides students with no definite answers and may lead to a “higher state of confusion”. (...)

Most schools will not be in a position to deliver the Junior Cert  changes because they are staffed by members of the  ASTI, which has rejected the reforms. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Only about one in four schools will be in a position to roll out long-awaited reforms to the Junior Cert early next year, according to figures compile(...)

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 president Máire G Ní Chiarba who said young teachers have been disproportionately affected by a series of austerity measures over recent years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The two unions union representing secondary teachers have voted to reject the Lansdowne Road agreement. The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (...)

One of the education goodwill gestures in Budget 2016 is an allocation of 300 teaching posts to guidance counselling, which effectively restores half of the provision withdrawn in Budget 2012.

Timing is everything, and the Coalition will be hoping the added investment in schools in this year’s budget will be returned in goodwill come polling(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King is to retire at the end of this year.

The Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) has announced the appointment of Kieran Christie, a long-time union activist from Co Sligo, as i(...)

ASTI president Máire Ní Chiarba: “Teachers, the practitioners in the classroom, understand how best to improve teaching and learning.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has ordered its members to boycott training for the new junior cycle programme, after voting narr(...)

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(...)