Gerry Quinn, TUI president. Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland working at third level  are due to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday, February 3rd, as part of a campaign to highlight underfunding of the sector. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Institutes of technology face the threat of ongoing disruption as a result of industrial action by academic staff concerned over “crisis-level” cuts t(...)

The most recent update says that about 14,600 people who held between one and 10 shares in Verizon have  now sold out.  Photograph: Sean Gardner/Reuters

Back in October, you wrote in a column in The Irish Times about “Verizon investors offered low-cost deal” and you mentioned that letters would be sent(...)

William C Campbell. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

The biggest news in Irish science this year was the award of the 2015 Noble Prize in physiology and medicine to Donegal-born scientist William C Camp(...)

National School Rules Handbook  states that Religious Instruction is the most important part of a school day. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

With a general election on the horizon I am reminded of how and why I first got involved in advocacy for children’s rights. In 1997 I was living in Du(...)

The Bishop of Ossory Séamus Freeman welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan that her Department had agreed to build the new schools.

Ireland’s oldest Catholic secondary school, St Kieran’s College Kilkenny, has provided a site to a non-denominational patron for two new schools in th(...)

‘A 2012 Eurobarometer survey found 40 per cent of Irish people were able to hold a conversation in at least one foreign language, compared to an EU average of 54 per cent.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland fares badly in international comparisons of plurilingualism – an individual’s ability to speak at least two languages in addition to her mothe(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly/Irish Times Premedia

While budget 2016 announced additional teaching jobs at primary and secondary level, a huge lack of opportunity is still pushing many second-level (...)

The awareness of Ireland as a study destination amongst Chinese students  is still extremely low.

Each October the Higher Education Expo is held China’s four largest cities. It is a massive education fair attended by universities and colleges from (...)

The Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon has called for fitness to teach hearings. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Long-promised fitness hearings for the teaching profession should be introduced urgently to improve accountability in schools, the Ombudsman for Child(...)

‘The sad truth is the ASTI has ceased to function as a representative organisation for its members, and the ones to suffer will be the students.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

QUESTION: As a parent of two second-year students, I am deeply concerned at the mess that seems to be emerging in my children’s English classes ove(...)