TUI president Gerry Quinn (centre left) protesting in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive committee of one of the two unions representing secondary school teachers has recommended acceptance of revised plans to reform the juni(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has announced that agreement on all aspects of the junior cycle reform has concluded with the two main teache(...)

Teacher training practice at St Patrick’s Teacher Training College, Drumcondra, Dublin
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Whisper it: bad teachers may be on their way out. Quietly, those working in the profession acknowledge that, while there are many excellent experience(...)

Teachers protest over Junior Cycle reform at the Holy Child Community School in Sallynoggin, Co Dublin, on Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:00

Thousands of teachers protested again on Thursday over Junior Cycle reform as Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said none of the issues at stake w(...)

Claire Grant of the Asti and Jimmy Kelly of the TUI at Newpark Comprehensive,  Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, during a work stoppage in January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Secondary school teachers are threatening further strike action over plans to reform of the Junior Cycle, predicting the industrial relations dispute (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has indicated her willingness to consider any proposal from talks chairman Pauric Travers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Talks between secondary teacher unions and the Department of Education aimed at averting further strike action adjourned on Monday night without agree(...)

Protests at Newpark Comprehensive, Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Talks resumed this morning between teacher unions and the department of education aimed at averting a third day of strike action over junior cycle ref(...)

Secondary school teachers at St David’s CBS, Artane, Dublin, outside the school yesterday.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Teacher unions that held their second one-day strike over reform of the junior cycle yesterday say they believe the impasse can be broken if the Depar(...)

Secondary school teachers at St David’s CBS Artane, Dublin, picket outside the school over planned junior cycle reforms. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:33

Thursday morning’s freezing conditions did not deter teachers around the State from taking to the picket line in protest of the proposed junior cycle (...)

Jim O’Neill of ASTI joined other secondary school picketing teachers at St David’s CBS Artane, Dublin, on Thursday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:33

Secondary teacher unions are to re-enter talks next week with Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan to see whether compromise can be reache(...)