Teachers in Ireland are paid more than countries such as the UK, France, and Italy, but they lag behind countries such as Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

Irish teachers are well-paid by international standards, but work longer hours and in larger classes, according to a major new study. Analysis by the (...)

Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Dublin doctor Cyril Daly died in August at the age of 82. He was buried in St Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, but his true memorial occurred this week in(...)

‘It’s outside my brief. The vast majority of children don’t practise [Catholicism], so you’d wonder why teachers are trying to do what parents are not doing’

Religious education is currently allocated 2½ hours a week in Irish primary schools. Considering the social, environmental and scientific education(...)

The new “religion, beliefs and ethics” classes will be separate to existing faith-based classes in denominational schools. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

There are no plans to cut the time denominational schools can spend on teaching their own religion, a State advisory body on education has said. All p(...)

The INTO resource pack, which contains lesson ideas, advice and posters for display in the classroom,  was produced by the INTO’s LGBT teachers’ group. Photograph: Alan Betson

Posters that showcase the diversity of Ireland’s families are to be sent to all primary schools. The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), wh(...)

Lansdowne House in Ballsbridge, Dublin, where a new public sector pay deal was agreed. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Lansdowne Road agreement, which provides for pay increases for nearly 300,000 staff in the public service, will be formally ratified today. The pu(...)

Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the  CPSU said the Lansdowne Road agreement was a ‘start on the road to the full restoration of all pay and conditions’.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lower -paid and mid ranking civil servants as well as university teachers have voted to accept the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay.(...)

Vets have  rejected the proposed Lansdowne Road agreement. The deal was opposed by 92 per cent of members of the Veterinary Officers Association. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Vets have emphatically rejected the proposed Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay and pensions. The deal was opposed by 92 per cent of membe(...)

It may be surprising to many under the age of 40, but when Dr Cyril Daly, who has died aged 82, first began in 1967 to campaign for the abolition of c(...)

Primary teachers looking for work  have been advised to ignore positions advertised under the  JobBridge scheme.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Primary teachers looking for work this autumn have been advised to ignore positions advertised under the Government’s JobBridge scheme. The Irish Na(...)