ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie: In a letter to members Mr Christie said the union’s standing committee had decided that substitution which facilitated training for the junior cycle was “inappropriate” and a breach of its opposition to the reforms

The country’s biggest second-level teachers’ union has directed members to refuse to provide cover for any teaching colleagues involved in training l(...)

Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman has died, the Courts Service has confirmed. Chief Justice Susan Denham said she “received the ne(...)

ASTI may well be on a collision course with government over pay and productivity reforms, along with changes to the junior cycle. Photograph: The Irish Times

Schools may face widespread industrial action next autumn if teachers with the biggest second-level union propose next month to stop working additiona(...)

Teachers at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co Dublin, picket outside the school over planned junior cycle reforms last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was supposed to herald a new dawn in Irish education, training young people to think creatively and critically. Now, with one teacher union refusi(...)

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 (...)