Gerry Quinn (centre, front) president of the TUI with union members during the teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The fact that the last government saw merit in scrapping the Junior Certificate to save €15 million a year is “authoritative evidence” of a cost-savin(...)

Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road during the teachers strike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Teachers protesting changes to the Junior Certificate are “ready for the long haul” following a first day-long strike unions say attracted significant(...)

Teachers strike: members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Teachers on the picket lines spoke as one yesterday in defending external assessment of the Junior Cert exam. Protesting outside Belvedere Coll(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The two unions representing secondary teachers are to meet next week to decide the date for a second one-day strike in January.As their dispute with(...)

The concept of advocacy is central to the relationship between second-level teachers and students. We bat on their behalf until they are old and matur(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says upcoming teachers’ strike over Junior Cycle reform is ‘disappointing and disporportionate’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Next Tuesday’s planned strike by second-level teachers over junior cycle reform has been described as “disappointing and disproportionate’’ by Ministe(...)

 Enda Kenny:  “The only ones who suffer from a strike in circumstances like this are the pupils.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he regretted the decision by teachers to close secondary schools next Tuesday in protest over junior cycle reform. “The only(...)

  Some 77,977 people applied for a place in one of Ireland’s 45 third level institutions in 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke

The total number of registered first year undergraduate entrants to Irish universities and institutes of technology at the end of the offer season in (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan on dispute with teachers’ unions: “I’ve put a very significant amount on the table and nothing has come back from the other side.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has refused to offer further concessions to teachers’ unions who are planning to stage one-day strikes in protes(...)

Student teachers and newly-qualified teachers protesting outside the Dáil

Education authorities are powerless to prevent schools hiring retired teachers at a time when hundreds of newly-qualified teachers are unable to find(...)