Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: has stopped short of ordering the deletion of the rule.  Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is seeking to amend a 50-year-old directive to primary schools which states that religious instruction is “by fa(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: the Joint Managerial Body has called on her to revert to the pre-October 2012 NCCA Framework for the junior cycle for a five-year period. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Secondary school managers are urging Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to scale down the extent of her junior cycle reforms as the threat of strik(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: said there was ’no particular will on behalf of the Government’ to impose redundancies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said this morning the Government has ruled out compulsory redundancies in i(...)

Delegates convey their anger  as Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn addresses the ASTI convention on Tuesday. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

The education conferences are over for another year, and the opportunity that Easter week offers to teachers through their trade unions to comm(...)

Ann Fay, outgoing president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation,  presents incoming chief  Brendan O'Sullivan with his chain of office at the INTO annual conference in Cork yesterday. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Primary teachers have voted overwhelmingly to form an alliance with other public service (...)

Teachers of primary school children failed to present  a birthday card to the Minister for Education and instead gave him the red card at the INTO conference in Cork. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

INTO president Anne Fay may have wished Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn a happy birthday during her welcoming remarks, but that was as good(...)

INTO president Anne Fay at the organisation’s conference in Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn was challenged by Irish National Teachers’ Organisation president Anne Fay to publish a report commissioned(...)

Deputy general secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association Séamus Murphy: “psychiatric nurses are showing that they are not prepared to accept the regressive and draconian proposals of Croke Park II”

Managers of Catholic primary schools have expressed strong concern about the proposed new Croke Park agreement. The Cath(...)