Secretary general of the Department of Education Seán Ó Foghlú said the department would make information available online shortly regarding the potential consequences of repudiating the pay deal

The country’s biggest secondary teachers union will today begin balloting on a proposal to cease working additional hours. The ballot comes amid con(...)

Students at Mount Sackville, Chapelizod, taking part in the Google Expeditions pilot project

‘So, girls, we’re going to the moon this morning,” says Fiona McKeever, a science teacher at Mount Sackville secondary school in Dublin. There’s sile(...)

Fr Paul Connell, president of JMB/AMCSS: “I would appeal to all concerned to pull back and work in a spirit of dialogue to resolve these issues for the good of all our school communities.” Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Hundreds of secondary schools will close and teachers face losing thousands of euro in pay if the biggest teachers’ union votes to cease working agree(...)

Cardinals Lorenzo Baldisseri, left, and Christoph Schoenborn show a copy of ‘The Joy of Love’. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

Are these guys for real? The latest exhortation from the Vatican, Amoris Laetitia, The Joy of Love, shows that the Catholic Church is still obsessed w(...)

Across the entire second-level system, the total number of students with exemptions in Irish rose significantly, up from about 20,000 in 2004 to 32,000 in 2014. File  photograph: Eric Luke

The number of students granted exemptions from studying Irish at second level on the grounds of disability has climbed dramatically over the past deca(...)

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(...)

ASTI members protesting outside school in  Co Dublin last year. The union has threatened industrial action this autumn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The country’s main second-level teachers’ union has voted not to enter into talks with the Department of Education over issues such as working hours (...)

The first classroom-based assessments are due to take place in schools next month for second-year English classes. Photograph: The Irish Times

The country’s biggest second-level teachers’ union has issued a fresh warning to members that they are prohibited from engaging in any form of traini(...)

The inspections under the Departments of Education and Children are complementary to the regulatory inspections by Tusla.

Education-focused early years inspections of crèches and pre-schools which take part in the State’s free pre-school year programme have begun this wee(...)

Secondary school teachers protesting against the junior cycle reforms last year.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The row about Junior Cert reform is likely to escalate as school principals sign their teachers up for training linked to the new curriculum despite a(...)