Stormy waters: TUI president Gerry Quinn and ASTI president Philip Irwin at a picket over planned junior cycle reforms. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s been a stormy few years for education. Since the recession arrived in 2008, teachers have protested, loudly, about cutbacks and changes to the(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said she did not think “it is fair on the students if we continue to prevaricate” on the issue of Junior Cert reform. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions and Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan remain deadlocked on the question of implementing junior cycle reform. While the possibili(...)

Lámha suas: Delegates vote in 2011 at the Teachers Union of Ireland congress in the Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee Co, Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

As ordinary teachers get set for summer term this week, a fight in their name is going on at teacher conferences in Kilkenny and Wexford. At th(...)

  Teacher’s Union of Ireland (TUI) president Gerard Craughwell said teachers were “angry” at the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn’s failure to listen to their concerns about the Junior Cycle Student Award programme.

Teachers protesting outside schools today say they are “angry and frustrated” with the Government’s failure to heed their concerns about the new ju(...)

While second-level teachers were in favour of reform they have serious concerns about key aspects of what is proposed, Asti general secretary Pat King said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Two unions representing second level teachers, the Asti and Tui, are to ballot their members on withdrawal of co-operation with planned Junior Cert re(...)

DICK AHLSTROM Secondary schools will learn this afternoon if they are facing strike action next month when the results of a ballot of the Association (...)

Will 2014 be DIT’s year?

1 Teacher strikes loom As the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) hangs tough, a lot is riding on the latest ballot on a different ver(...)

Memberso of Asti vote at the union’s annual convention in Wexford last April. File Photograph: Patrick Browne

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) said this evening it will ballot its members on new Haddington Road proposals. The union’s(...)

Sam Keely: at her home in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon

For Sam Keely, working in her 20s has been about discovery and experience. At 20 she opened her own gallery on Inis Mór. Next was a degree in art hist(...)

Students Ciaran Horan, Travis Fitzgerald, Addul Hajji, Kristian Hudson and Paul Cross from St Pauls CBS Secondary School Brunswick Street Dublin take a look at the report. Photograph:  David Sleator

Thirteen recommendations on the future of post-primary schooling have been proposed by a joint forum of educationalists, parent groups and teac(...)