Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: has vowed to pass law before summer recess. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is to publish a comprehensive employment strategy for people with a disability within weeks. The Cabinet subcommittee on social policy (...)

 A secondary school exam hall. The junior cycle reform deal agreed this week seems to satisfy both teachers unions and the Department of Education. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

In the weeks before he was reshuffled out of cabinet last July, former minister for education Ruairí Quinn said of his much-vaunted junior cycle refor(...)

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(...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn (l) and ASTI president Philip Irwin during  teacher protests earlier this month. The executive committees of both unions are meeting to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior cycle reform. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive committees of the two secondary teachers unions are meeting on Friday to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior (...)

Muckross Park College, Dublin. The secondary school has claimed that an education appeals committee finding that its board of management could not refuse a place for a girl because her application for admission was made under a 2005 enrolment policy was wrong. Photograph: Muckross Park College website

A Dublin secondary school has said that an education appeals committee was wrong in finding its board of management could not refuse a place for a gir(...)

The Teaching Council says many teachers are opposed to the notion of continuing professional development being mandatory. Photo: David Sleator

Plans to compel teachers to continually add to their skills to remain part of the profession may be in jeopardy due to a teacher backlash.The Teaching(...)

Teachers protest over Junior Cycle reform at the Holy Child Community School in Sallynoggin, Co Dublin, on Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:00

Thousands of teachers protested again on Thursday over Junior Cycle reform as Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said none of the issues at stake w(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the employment of teachers was a matter for school management authorities. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Figures showing over 500 retired teachers were employed during the last school year have prompted fresh calls for newly-qualified graduates to be prio(...)

New grades: The A1, A2 system is being replaced by marks from H1 to H8 at higher level and from O1 to O8 at ordinary. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pencils sharpened. Time started. You may now turn over your paper.SECTION I: COMPREHENDINGQuestion A: How many grading bands will the Leaving Certific(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the new system is about marking achievement, not rewarding failure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new points scale for entry to third-level courses will be published in September under what has been described by the Department of Education as the(...)