Second level teachers from Newpark Comprehensive school in Dublin protest the proposed changes to the Junior Cycle programme. A 2008 OECD study showed the percentage of Irish teachers who had received an appraisal of their teaching was the lowest of 24 countries surveyed. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Department of Education says it has no intention of conducting regular performance reviews of teachers and principals, despite admitting in intern(...)

Yemeni anti-terrorism activists hold a banner reading in Arabic: ‘No to armed militias, No to terrorism, No to Violence’ during a rally against the control by Shiite Houthi fighters of the country’s main cities. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/Epa

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61 per cent in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index(...)

Would you move back to Ireland so your children could go to school there? Or do you want them to have an international education? Photograph: Getty Images

In a feature in next Saturday’s Irish Times, the newspaper’s Education Correspondent Joe Humphreys will ask “How good are Irish teachers?” Here’s a fl(...)

Helen Mortimer

While Jan O’Sullivan and the teacher unions remain at loggerheads over the junior cycle reforms, the National Parents’ Council Post-Primary claimed(...)

It’s reassuring to know the world’s 20 major economies are marching in step on the road to recovery. Or so they – the G20 in summit in Brisbane at the(...)

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly: his spokesman said nothing had been ruled out and officials were drawing up a new early-years strategy.

Government officials have advised against a tax credit scheme for childcare on the basis that it would unfairly benefit higher earners and discrimi(...)

US president Barack Obama arriving in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday for the G20 summit. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

The G20 summit in Brisbane has ended with world leaders committing to open up their economies to generate extra growth of more than 2 per cent by (...)

World leaders meeting yesterday at the G20 summit in Brisbane to discuss transatlantic trade and the situation in Ukraine. Pgotograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

G20 leaders have backed a drive against the use of shell companies and trusts to engage in tax evasion and money-laundering, after China dropped a l(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan: says existing exams will go towards 60 per cent of final marks. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The dispute over reforming the junior cycle is about more than just who gets to mark a few school projects in second and third year. It’s about the fu(...)

EU Commission  president Jean-Claude Juncker is promising a new crackdown on tax evasion. Photograph: EPA

The Luxleaks saga has drawn the EU Commission and its president Jean-Claude Juncker into promising a new crackdown on tax evasion. Juncker’s credibili(...)