Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has extended funding for the new book rental scheme to include all primary schools. In January, Mr Qu(...)

Parents are to receive special training as part of a crackdown on bullying, it has emerged. Adults will be expected to teach children about the proble(...)

Imagine being the only person to respond to your own newspaper appeal? This was the rather dispiriting situation that Seán Keane found himself in duri(...)

The proportion of public expenditure on education fell by more than 40 per cent in the decade between 2000 and 2010, according to statistics published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Photograph: David Sleator

The proportion of public expenditure on education fell fell from 13.7 per cent to 9.7 per cent in the decade between 2000 and 2010 according to stati(...)

While Batu voted to accept the Haddington Road agreement, Siptu, whose members voted against Croke Park II, will set out the result of its ballot on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The construction union Batu has become the latest to accept the proposed new Haddington Road agreement on public service pay.Members of the union, whi(...)

The leadership of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) this evening said it will be recommending their members accept the revised Croke Park II proposals agreed upon with the Labour Relations Commission.

The leadership of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) said it will be recommending their members accept the revised Croke Park II (...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King:  said teachers have already taken significant pay cuts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive of the ASTI has decided to accept the invitation of the Labour Relations Commission to enter new talks on the Government’s plans to r(...)

INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan:  said the union would be stressing the impact of cumulative pay cuts and tax increases imposed on teachers and their families. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

National teachers have overwhelmingly backed proposals for industrial action in schools, up to and including strikes, if the Government unilate(...)

Sheila Nunan, general secretary of the INTO said that following the strong rejection of the Croke Park II proposals the ball was now in the Government's court. Photographer: Eric Luke/The IrishTimes

Teachers at primary, secondary and third level are to ballot for industrial action in protest at proposed pay cuts. The decision to hold (...)

Siptu president Jack O Connor speaks at Liberty Hall yesterday after members voted against the proposed new Croke Park deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The head of the country’s largest union, Siptu, has warned of a major mutually destructive confrontation if the Government mov(...)