Speaking after the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation backed the Landowne Road Agreement, its  general secretary Sheila Nunan said the deal was an overdue restoration of some of the income teachers lost during the recession. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Primary school teachers have voted to accept the Lansdowne Road Agreement on restoring public sector pay by a margin of nearly two to one. The result (...)

A new group of teachers has called for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum, claiming that  teachers would be obliged to teach a new model of marriage if the vote passes. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Teachers will be obliged to teach a new model of marriage to children if the same-sex marriage referendum is passed, according to a new group of teach(...)

If the take home pay of teachers is to be improved then probably the best way to achieve this is to reduce the public service pension levy, the general secretary of the ASTI Pat King has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

If the take home pay of teachers is to be improved then probably the best way to achieve this is to reduce the public service pension levy, the genera(...)

INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan said “the cuts will affect the quality of the education and outcomes they achieve for generations to come”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Northern Ireland Minister for Education minister John O’Dowd faced down protesters at the Irish Natinal Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) conference on Tu(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan says teachers “need to be realistic” about the Government’s capacity to restore the pay losses of the austerity era. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says teachers “need to be realistic” about the Government’s capacity to restore the pay losses of the austerity(...)

Minister for Education: hoping to have the new regime in operation by September, but the closure of schools during the summer will limit the scope for consultation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Why is the Admission to Schools Bill being introduced?It is aimed at making school enrolment more structured, fair and transparent. All school admissi(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan  recently rejected a value-for-money report which had recommended further rationalisation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a disgrace that highly qualified teaching graduates are being forced to emigrate at a time when Ireland has the most overcrowded classes in the(...)

Nevin Economic Research Institute director Tom Healy told the INTO conference “societies should not spare on investment in the early years”.

Prioritising tax cuts ahead of investment in early childhood development would be “immoral, economically irrational and fiscally irresponsible”, the d(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King is due to retire at the end of the year, and a plan is afoot to appoint his successor through a plebiscite of members. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

After six years of austerity, it’s payback time as far as the teacher unions are concerned. Pay and conditions top the agenda across the three trad(...)

Members of the Garda representative bodies GRA (Garda Representative Association) and Agsi (Association of Garda Sargents and Inspectors)  protesting in 2013 against proposed pay cuts in the new Croke Park agreement. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

There will be loud calls from various groups across the public service in the coming weeks for restoration of terms and conditions that were reduced f(...)