Minister for Education Richard Bruton: The Minister has pledged a number of steps including using more trainee and retired teachers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Urgent action is needed to address a growing staffing shortage in secondary schools which is depriving students of qualified teachers to teach key sub(...)

Higher level maths entry requirements for students training to be primary teachers are to be lowered from next year. Photograph: iStock

Leaving Cert higher-level maths entry requirements for students hoping to become primary school teachers are to be lowered from next year. Applicants(...)

In correspondence with colleges, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has now pledged to lower the entry grade for maths to a H7 from next year. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A group of high-achieving students who secured enough points to study primary teaching but were denied entry due to an “anomaly” in maths requirements(...)

“As teacher supply and demand is a complex issue, all stakeholders need to come together if we are going to come up with feasible solutions that will have impact” -  Tomás Ó Ruairc. File photograph: iStockPhoto

In the Irish Times last week, Brian Mooney highlighted a number of issues that are impacting on the supply of teachers into the future. At the Teachi(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has  assured teachers that no financial or credit card details were compromised in a cyberattack on its learning website. Photo: iStock

Up to 30,000 teachers have been warned that their personal data may have been compromised after a union website was hacked in recent days. The Irish (...)

Long-awaited report raises concerns that staff shortages could place the quality of tuition at risk. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Trainee and retired teachers will be used to tackle an acute shortage of qualified staff in schools from next September. This follows the publication(...)

Recent decision to increase nursing undergraduate places should ease some of the pressure facing aspiring nurses. Photograph: iStock

Question: I want to study nursing but I’m told competition for places will be even tougher this year because of a cap on numbers here and an announc(...)

Any person including members of the public, employers and other teachers may make a complaint about a registered teacher.

The first “fitness-to-practise” case involving a teacher has come before the president of the High Court. The case, brought by the Teaching Council,(...)

Applicants who hold primary teaching qualifications  awarded outside Europe must apply to have their qualifications assessed by the Teaching Council. Photograph: iStock

Question: I am a special education teacher in the US, married to an Irishwoman from Co Monaghan. We’ve have been talking about moving home and raising(...)

Schools report major problems finding qualified teachers in areas such as Irish, European languages, home economics and maths.

Teacher shortages in key subjects are set to get much worse unless immediate action is taken, a conference has been told. At present schools report (...)