Stephen Corri (26): “Over the summer I’d say I’ve applied for maybe around 20 jobs. I’m lucky to even get an email to say, ‘sorry you haven’t been successful this time’.”

Job security remains the foremost concern for newly qualified secondary teachers returning to the classroom for subbing, temp work and maternity cover(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan tqueried  whether the ordinary level maths Paper 1 was too hard. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The proportion of students failing higher level mathematics in the Leaving Certificate has risen for the third year running, raising questions abou(...)

A Department of Education survey into the deployment of secondary school staff has found a mismatch between teachers’ formal qualifications and the subjects they teach.  Photograph: Nicolas Peschier/AFP/Getty Images

A survey by the Department of Education into how staff are deployed in secondary schools has identified a mismatch between teachers’ formal qualifi(...)

Hibernia College president Dr Seán Rowland has confirmed the college had never been on the list of Catholic Church-approved colleges, which was first published in 2011, but “we have asked to be on it now”.

Private teacher-training college Hibernia has asked Ireland’s Catholic bishops to add it to a list of approved colleges after graduates raised concern(...)

The Teaching Council says many teachers are opposed to the notion of continuing professional development being mandatory. Photo: David Sleator

Plans to compel teachers to continually add to their skills to remain part of the profession may be in jeopardy due to a teacher backlash.The Teaching(...)

A new group of teachers has called for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum, claiming that  teachers would be obliged to teach a new model of marriage if the vote passes. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Teachers will be obliged to teach a new model of marriage to children if the same-sex marriage referendum is passed, according to a new group of teach(...)

Pressure of exam preparation leads to more didactic ‘teach to the test’ methods rather than innovative teaching

There is a long tradition of public interest in and recognition of the value of education and the role of teachers in Ireland. Research by the Teac(...)

The conferences of the INTO, ASTI and TUI are a barometer for the state of our education system. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Every Easter, the Dáil goes on holidays and another forum takes centre-stage in debating the affairs of the State. Over four days, the conferences of (...)

Katie O’Brien (9) from Holy Family Senior School Swords came first in this year’s Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year awards with her winning painting, I Want You to See Books Fly.

Katie O’Brien (9) from Holy Family Senior School Swords came first in this year’s Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year awards with her winning paint(...)

Future of education: Teachers at a session of Féilte, the Teaching Council’s annual teaching festival, last year. Photograph: Conor McCabe

In many staffrooms, the Teaching Council is loved about as much as Irish Water. Each year teachers have to cough up €65 to stay on the register – or a(...)