Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn speaking to media outside Leinster House yesterday in relation to protests by teachers over the new junior cycle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Teachers protested against the new junior cycle plans yesterday as the Minister for Education defended the programme and reje(...)

  Teacher’s Union of Ireland (TUI) president Gerard Craughwell said teachers were “angry” at the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn’s failure to listen to their concerns about the Junior Cycle Student Award programme.

Teachers protesting outside schools today say they are “angry and frustrated” with the Government’s failure to heed their concerns about the new ju(...)

Over 500 second-level schools could close from mid-January if the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) rejects the Haddington Road agreeme(...)

There are no indications  yet as to the nature of any industrial action that may be undertaken by the ASTI.

It now seems inevitable that there will be some form of disruption in secondary schools following the decision by the Association of Secondary Teacher(...)

A leg up: fee-paying schools are seen to give students an advantage. St Michael’s College and Blackrock College clash in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Should the state support fee-paying schools? This question is arguably the most divisive in Irish education today, pitting parent against parent, t(...)