A surge in the number of students taking higher level Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate is set to push more college courses through the 500 point(...)

Jim O’Neill of ASTI joined other secondary school picketing teachers at St David’s CBS Artane, Dublin, on Thursday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:33

Secondary teacher unions are to re-enter talks next week with Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan to see whether compromise can be reache(...)

Teachers are set to strike after failing to reach agreement in talks over reform of the Junior Cycle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Talks aimed at averting a teachers’ strike next week have ended without progress. More than 730 secondary schools are due to close on Thursday,(...)

Compromise offered by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan was rejected by teachers. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/ Fennells

Claims by the teacher unions that they have widespread public support for their stance on the junior cycle reforms have been challenged by the Nationa(...)

Ruairí Quinn: Minister said new legislation  will bring the teaching profession into line with similar regulatory bodies such as the Medical Council or An Bord Altranais.

The power to sanction underperforming teachers and suspend them from their posts will finally be given to the Teaching Council a full 12 years after t(...)

A possible settlement has emerged that could end the ongoing industrial action being taken by the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland.

A possible settlement has emerged that could end the ongoing industrial action being taken by the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland. The un(...)

Formulating the future: the National Parents’ Council Post-Primary wants to enhance second-level education. Photograph: Phil Boorman/Cultura/Getty

A 2020 Vision for Education sets out an ambitious, yet practical, plan for enhancing second-level education in Ireland. The document was recently l(...)