Secretary general of the Department of Education Seán Ó Foghlú said the department would make information available online shortly regarding the potential consequences of repudiating the pay deal

The country’s biggest secondary teachers union will today begin balloting on a proposal to cease working additional hours. The ballot comes amid con(...)

Students at Mount Sackville, Chapelizod, taking part in the Google Expeditions pilot project

‘So, girls, we’re going to the moon this morning,” says Fiona McKeever, a science teacher at Mount Sackville secondary school in Dublin. There’s sile(...)

Arts and humanities graduates consistently recorded lower employment levels. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images

Is it really worth your while going to college? After all the living expenses, the registration fees and hard academic slog, does it really pay to hav(...)

A total of 10 per cent of the final junior cycle will be based on a written assessment task – which is linked to the second classroom-based assessment. Photograph: The Irish Times

Thousands of junior cycle students in schools staffed by members of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) will automatically lose 10(...)

Gráinne Macken, a member of the Department of Education’s junior cycle training team, introducing English teachers to reforms in Navan, Co Meath

A group of English teachers is gathered around a table debating what mark they should award a junior cycle student. The second-year student has just (...)

Graduated findings are contained in a survey of Irish universities and colleges of education in 2014 – nine months after graduation, published by the Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Thinkstock

Computer science students are in high demand and most likely to earn most after graduation, new research shows. Overall, employment opportunities for(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Long-awaited hearings into complaints about serious misconduct and underperformance by teachers look set to take place later this year. The last rema(...)

Educate Together, an equality-based patron body for 80 schools, said the comments were “deeply offensive” and not supported by any “credible research”. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Educate Together has criticised comments by the president of a school managers’ body who said dismantling the Catholic ethos of schools would leave ch(...)

Dublin City University has announced a €230million plan to expand its presence across four separate campuses in the north of the capital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Dublin City University has announced a €230million plan to expand its presence across four separate campuses on the city’s northside. The planned dev(...)

Fr Paul Connell, president of the Joint Managerial Body and the Association of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools: he said Catholic schools have been playing a vital role in helping young people grow in faith. Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Dismantling the Catholic ethos of schools would leave children in a moral vacuum and in danger of despair, the president of a school managers’ body ha(...)