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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned that those teachers’ unions which had not agreed to the Haddington Road proposals would be subject to the legislation which will go before the Oireachtas next week. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

  The Government has warned teachers’ unions that if they do not accept the new Haddington Road agreement on reducing the State’s pay bill(...)

Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the CPSU said there was likely to be significant divisions among public service unions on the Croke Park issue. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has said it is simply dishonest for trade union campaigning against the Croke Park agreem(...)

It could be a fraught Easter week for Minister for Education  Ruairí Quinn as he makes his rounds. Photograph: Frank Miller

The three teacher unions gather this week for their annual conventions in venues in Galway, Cork and Wexford. Traditionally a (...)