Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing during a strike in 2014. Members of the INTO, the TUI and the ASTI have all rejected the public service pay accord. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tens of thousands of public service staff who are outside the new pay deal face potential delays of nine months in securing scheduled salary rises unl(...)

The Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill, which will be published later in the week, will seek to address those who do not participate in the collective agreements including the three teachers unions. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of public servants could face a freezing of increments and delays in pay increases for failing to back the public sector pay deal. (...)

Many primary schools are finding it difficult to fill gaps for career breaks and maternity leave, while secondary schools report major difficulties sourcing teachers in key subjects. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The number of retired teachers returning to the classroom is set to reach a record high as schools struggle to fill gaps for short-term absences. Man(...)

An ASTI protest outside Leinster House in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

The ASTI ballot result means all three main teaching unions have now voted to reject the new public service pay agreement, potentially leaving the doo(...)

 ASTI delegates at a meeting in June. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The leadership of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) is to meet next month to consider whether to reinstate a campaign of industrial(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: his decision to close schools for a second day was widely backed by school bodies.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to(...)

School classrooms remained empty for a second day on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Education has defended its decision to close all schools for a second day in the face of criticism from some parents. Minister for (...)

ASTI delegates at their meeting in Citywest Hotel in June. More than 1,200 members of the ASTI are estimated to have left the union between January and June. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An investigation is under way into claims by the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) that the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) recruited(...)

 INTO members attend a rally for pay equality for lower-paid teachers outside the Dáil, Kildare Street, Dublin, in December 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is to take part in a new Government review of pay equality. The union said the plans by the Governme(...)

The ‘Looking Forward: A public conversation on the future of Catholic Schools in Ireland’, conference took place at the Notre Dame – Newman Centre, University Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

There are no Catholic-run second level schools in Co Leitrim or West Cork and this is part of a trend, a conference in Dublin has been told. Meanwhile(...)

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