The Teachers’ Union of Ireland  has said it is deeply concerned over what it termed the precarious employment status and income poverty of new and recent entrants to the teaching profession. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Teachers in about 350 secondary schools are planning to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday, February 24th, two days before the general election. The(...)

John MacGabhann (right) general secretary of the TUI at a demonstration in Blackrock, Dublin, in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times/Files

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned there will be further industrial action in institutes of technology if there is no response by Governm(...)

Some 4,000 lecturers are staging a one-day strike at Ireland’s 14 institutes of technology. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of students face disruption on Wednesday as a strike by 4,000 lecturers at the country’s 14 institutes of technology gets underway. The one(...)

Gerry Quinn, president of the TUI. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Tomorrow, some 4,000 institute of technology lecturers and researchers will take a day’s strike action over a range of critical issues within their se(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: says  there has to be normal negotiations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has rejected calls for the proposed merger of institutes of technology not to go ahead without the agreement of(...)

Students march against reduction in grants. The TUI said the Minister had been advised that mergers were a costly process and that institutes of technology would have to bear the bulk of fees. Photograph:

Students will end up footing the bill for the bulk of the cost of creating new technological universities, unions have claimed. The Government is pla(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: theatrical wink towards Dáil press gallery. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The Taoiseach isn’t sure the Heritage Bill will beat the legislative clock. “I can’t give you a guarantee it will be dealt with finally and fully bef(...)

Students march past  Trinity College in protest against  fee increase and reductions in grants.  Academic staff in institutes of technology represented by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are to ballot for strike action over concerns about elements of new legislation being proposed by the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Academic staff in institutes of technology represented by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are to ballot for strike action over concerns about ele(...)

Staff working on the Luas  in Dublin are to stage two 48-hour work stoppages next month as part of a campaign for pay increases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is facing about half a dozen strikes or potential industrial disputes in key areas such as education, transport and health in the run-u(...)

 Areas of concern identified by the TUI include income poverty for teachers and casualisation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Second level teachers are planning to stage a one-day strike prior to the forthcoming general election. The move could affect students in about 350 s(...)