Tralee Institute of Technology: “We will not require additional efficiencies in order to meet these costs,” a joint statement for the Kerry institute and the  Cork Institute of Technology says

The institutes of technology in Cork and Tralee, which are planning to merge under a joint bid to become a technological university, said the €6.7 mil(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: The Teachers’ Union of Ireland is to seek a meeting with the Minister to discuss its concerns. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Lecturers at institutes of technology in Cork and Tralee are threatening industrial action over a planned merger that would create one of the state’s (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has indicated her willingness to consider any proposal from talks chairman Pauric Travers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Talks between secondary teacher unions and the Department of Education aimed at averting further strike action adjourned on Monday night without agree(...)

Protests at Newpark Comprehensive, Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Talks resumed this morning between teacher unions and the department of education aimed at averting a third day of strike action over junior cycle ref(...)

Secondary school teachers at St David’s CBS, Artane, Dublin, outside the school yesterday.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Teacher unions that held their second one-day strike over reform of the junior cycle yesterday say they believe the impasse can be broken if the Depar(...)

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(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said it is “regrettable that the unions have decided to ignore the compromise available”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Teacher unions are warning of further industrial action if Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan does not further water down junior cycle reforms foll(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan: has told Waterford IT and IT Carlow to resume talks as a merger was necessary if they wished to be designated a technological university for the southeast. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Lecturers at institutes of technology are urging the Government to rethink its insistence on college mergers before they can gain university status.Th(...)