TUI president Gerry Quinn (l) and ASTI president Philip Irwin during  teacher protests earlier this month. The executive committees of both unions are meeting to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior cycle reform. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive committees of the two secondary teachers unions are meeting on Friday to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior (...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: what he actually said was much more nuanced than the headlines suggested. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Immigration did not play as large a part as expected in the UK general election but it is an issue that is unlikely to go away, either in the UK or ma(...)

Robust measures aimed at preventing Irish companies from becoming involved in human rights abuses in Africa are “urgently needed”, according to a repo(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the St Andrews Resource Centre for the launch of the new Low Pay commission erlier this year .Photograph: Cyril Byrne /Irish Times

Increasing the minimum wage for low-paid workers in Ireland will have little or no impact on their net resources and living standards.The surprise fin(...)

Greek finance minister Yianis Varoufakis  is ready for an ‘honest solution’ to Greece’s economic ills Photograph: AFP/Getty

Greece’s leftist government offered its biggest concessions so far in a race to remove roadblocks in crunch talks with lenders on a cash-for-reforms p(...)

Welcome for abolition of ‘double Irish’: Axelle Lemaire, France’s minister for digital affairs, in Dublin last week.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Multinational companies, particularly those in the digital sector, will need to pay tax where they create value in a new digital single market for Eu(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

The purpose of this Spring Statement is to set out our present economic and fiscal situation, and to generate discussion about our nation’s economi(...)

Cambridge professor John MacBeath has voiced his support for the Government’s new school self-evaluation process, saying it will help to strengthen schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Plans to have schools carry out regular self-evaluations will help to strengthen the teaching profession in Ireland, according to an international exp(...)

Minister for health Leo Varadkar TD at the said some services that are currently 24-hour may have to be curtailed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some health services which are currently operated on a 24-hour basis may have to be curtailed in future if European rules limiting doctors’ working ho(...)

Chief executive of Oxfam Jim Clarken said Ireland had now missed three deadlines to achieve the UN target

Ireland’s spend on overseas aid, as a proportion of Gross National Income (GNI) is at its lowest since 2001, figures just published by the Organisatio(...)