Dr Geraldine Mooney Simmie, University of Limerick, with Andrew Phelan (centre) and Mark Walshe of ASTI Fightback at a press conference at the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin

Fresh division has emerged within the secondary teacher unions over planned Junior Cycle reforms with two members of the most powerful decision-making(...)

Teachers will assess own their students in two classroom-based projects for each subject under the latest junior cycle reform plan published on Friday and signed by Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A compromise reform plan for the junior cycle will “deliver the best of both worlds” for secondary students, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’S(...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn and ASTI president and Philip Irwin, who were both part of the negotiating team on Junior Cert reform. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The unions representing secondary teachers are holding separate meetings today to decide whether to accept a new deal on junior cycle reform. The ag(...)

Few Ministers for Education have come away from the annual round of teacher conference quite so battle scarred as the present incumbent. Ruairí(...)

“This move to unilaterally change teachers’ terms and conditions will lead to a serious escalation of the current industrial dispute in schools,” said Pat King, ASTI.

The Government’s decision to stop paying members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) for supervision and substitution duties fr(...)

A possible settlement has emerged that could end the ongoing industrial action being taken by the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland.

A possible settlement has emerged that could end the ongoing industrial action being taken by the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland. The un(...)

The ASTI, which represents 17,000 teachers, has planned to stop holding meetings with parents outside school hours, refused to take on additional middle-management roles without pay and asked teachers to opt out of covering for absent colleagues. Photograph: Getty Images

School principals and a teaching union have clashed over plans for industrial action in a pay dispute.A row has broken out between the Association of (...)

John Mac Gabhann: “systemic excellence” in public education. Photograph: David Sleator

A spokeswoman for the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) has said there is “no evidence to support the notion that if a parent wants (...)

Homework can cause as much stress to parents as it does to their children. Some parents like the idea of helping their children with their homework. I(...)

Chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey speaking at the LRC offices at Beggars Bush, Dublin last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour Relations Commission chief executive Kieran Mulvey has said he does not understand the decision of two teachers’ unions not to ballot th(...)