Surveys by the institute and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland showed ‘one-to-one’ guidance counselling in schools was down 59 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Calls have been made for the reversal of cuts in guidance counselling following the publication of an ESRI report showing that the move disproportiona(...)

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn said it would be a matter for Sola to decide if a course was not delivering. Photograph: Frank Miller /
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Further education courses which are underperforming, by failing to attract students or match them with job opportunities, will have their funding cut(...)

Shout out: Protesters make their voices heard at the  ASTI Conference in Wexford, disrupting a speech given by the Minister of Education Ruairí Quinn. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Secondary-school teachers return to class on Monday after yet another Easter of negative headlines. The rowdy scenes at their annual conference(...)

Few Ministers for Education have come away from the annual round of teacher conference quite so battle scarred as the present incumbent. Ruairí(...)

Gerard Craughwell (left), president TUI and Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn,  pictured at the TUI conference at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

Teachers in the further education sector will be asked to work throughout the summer under reforms announced by Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn(...)

Pat King, ASTI general secretary, with former minister for education Mary Hanifin: the TUI, which along with the ASTI has voted to oppose the Junior Cycle reforms, is also opening its annual congress today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

English teachers – the first group of teachers due to work with the new Junior Cycle framework – have expressed only limited c(...)

Lámha suas: Delegates vote in 2011 at the Teachers Union of Ireland congress in the Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee Co, Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

As ordinary teachers get set for summer term this week, a fight in their name is going on at teacher conferences in Kilkenny and Wexford. At th(...)

There remains a common but utterly flawed perception that all teachers are in full-time jobs and secure employment. In Ireland’s second-level e(...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann said behaviour by some students “puts the health and safety of other students and of teachers at risk”. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Increased pupil-teacher ratios and a reduction in middle- management posts are undermining the ability of schools to deal with(...)

Prof Mike Hinchey: “The sooner you can get young people interested and involved the better.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Concern has been expressed that new computer and vocational short courses due to be rolled out in secondary schools next September will become (...)