Salvina Praisetrichini (8) on cello, at the launch of Catholic Schools Week, at St Ultan’s primary school, Cherry Orchard. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church’s main spokesman on education has defended the right of its schools to question employees on whether they support the school’s re(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington before addressing students, including members of the NUIG Feminists Society, at the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Theatre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some 25 societies at NUI Galway (NUIG) have backed a new campaign to demand equality for their female lecturers at the university.The campaign, which (...)

Level playground: the futures of children as they progress through the system become increasingly determined by gender. Above, Blessington primary school in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

Our education system is askew. Boys are underperforming in school. Girls are making big strides and achievements in education, but women are massiv(...)

The complainant, in her late 40s, qualified as a primary teacher in 1987 and worked in the US and at UCC before entering primary teaching in 2002.  File photograph: Getty Images

A national school teacher has been awarded €54,000 by the Equality Tribunal for discrimination over a failed promotion after being asked in the interv(...)

NUI Galway: staff in administration, catering, cleaning and other areas were  represented at the  meeting hosted by NUIG academics affiliated to Siptu

Trade union Siptu has called for an external audit of “all aspects” of equality at NUI Galway (NUIG) by independent experts.The audit should enable st(...)

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Five female academics have said they are instituting legal proceedings against NUI Galway (NUIG) over gender imbalance at the university.The five wome(...)

New legislation on the employment law framework seeks to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and simplify a process of referral

Last month, details of the conditions endured by three Filipina maids at the residence of the ambassador from the United Arab Emirates made national h(...)

NUIG has  “unreservedly accepted” the ruling of the Equality Tribunal which found  Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington (centre) had been discriminated against in her application for a senior lecturership in 2009. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Siptu trade union members on NUI Galway’s academic staff may push for an independent “equality audit” of university posts.About 230 academics who are (...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington  has sent an open invitation to fellow NUIG staff to join her at lunchtime on Tuesday in support of three “conditions” which will be presented to the university’s governing body.

Scientist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington - who recently won a discrimination case against NUI Galway (NUIG) - aims to fill the university’s quadrangl(...)

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington: the botanist will use her €70,000 award to help the five other women who were also shortlisted for promotion with her but got no further in the process. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Towards the end of November Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington won a landmark case against her former employer of 34 years, NUI Galway. The Equality Trib(...)