The protest at NUI Galway  during the meeting of the Governing Authority of the college. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway (NUIG) is setting up a taskforce to advise on policies, procedures and a “range of initiatives” related to achieving gender equality. (...)

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(...)

Irish higher education:  too reliant on non-State funds

The recent furore over the drop in rankings for Irish universities has drawn increased attention to the sector, but for entirely the wrong reasons.(...)

 Irish Federation of University Teachers  general secretary Mike Jennings: “The people who see themselves as charged with controlling and directing us simply do not respect us.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Education does not respect academics or researchers, and the Higher Education Authority has “gone native”, the general secretary of (...)

A planned new trade agreement between the EU and the United States will force higher education here to go further down the route of “privatisation and commercialisation”, a conference of university lecturers has heard.

A planned new trade agreement between the EU and the United States will force higher education here to go further down the route of “privatisation and(...)

Photograph: Getty

Lecturers, and budding lecturers, should be thrilled. Demand for college places is rising exponentially. By the best estimates of the Higher Education(...)

Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers: its members  accepted the Haddington Road agreement by a margin of 62 per cent to 38 per cent

Secondary school teachers are to refuse to hold parent/teacher meetings outside of school hours from early next month in protest at cuts in pay and co(...)

Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) is seeking legal advice on whether legislation to cut public servants’ pay without agreement is con(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has said it will move to restore some of the pension cuts it is planning to introduce for retired public service staff when economic(...)

Chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey speaking at the LRC offices at Beggars Bush, Dublin last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour Relations Commission chief executive Kieran Mulvey has said he does not understand the decision of two teachers’ unions not to ballot th(...)