Fr Paul Connell, president of JMB/AMCSS: “I would appeal to all concerned to pull back and work in a spirit of dialogue to resolve these issues for the good of all our school communities.” Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Hundreds of secondary schools will close and teachers face losing thousands of euro in pay if the biggest teachers’ union votes to cease working agree(...)

The curriculum would focus on learning about the major forms of religions, traditions and views of people around the world, including secular beliefs. Photograph: Getty

Fears over “curriculum overload” have emerged as one of the key concerns in a consultation process over controversial plans to introduce classes about(...)

Teaching has been seen traditionally as an attractive profession with status, decent conditions and a solid career path. But the impact of several yea(...)

Teachers at the INTO conference expressed dismay about restrictions on and changes to sick leave entitlements

Primary teachers will withdraw from supervising the probationary period of their newly-qualified colleagues, the Irish National Teachers Organisation(...)

One delegate at the INTO conference said children were being asked to sit beside radiators or keep their coats on until lunchtime. Some schools were simply hovels

Schools could see a 23 per cent increase in funding if they were allowed to reclaim tax on items purchased, said the Irish National Teachers Organisat(...)

Union activists at the INTO annual congress in Wexford. Photograph: Mary Browne

New and young teachers are being paid less and denied any opportunity for career progression, delegates heard at the second day of the INTO conferenc(...)

Both second-level unions also will consider motions this week calling for ballots for industrial action to secure equal pay for teachers recruited after 2011. Photograph: The Irish Times

You could be forgiven for assuming there is not much at stake in this year’s series of annual teacher conferences. After all, there’s no minister for(...)

Irish National Teachers Organisation president Emma Dineen: “A teacher with 32 pupils in a classroom cannot find time to teach 11 subjects to every child in a child-friendly way, and still evaluate their progress.” File photograph: Twitter

The education system is failing to realise the vision of the 1916 leaders, Irish National Teachers Organisation president Emma Dineen said on the open(...)

Acting Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Schools may face widespread industrial action next autumn if teachers in the two main second-level unions vote this week to stop working additional ho(...)

Countess Markievicz and Michael Mallin  captured after the Easter Rising. Photograph: courtesy of National Museum of Ireland
Women of 1916

The perception of women’s participation in the 1916 Rising has changed with the generations. We now have the names of 300 participants. Military Arch(...)