In the wake of the rejection of the proposed new public service agreement by Irish National Teachers’ Organisation members, one of the first things the union will have to decide is whether it will accept any majority decision of the public service trade union movement overall to accept the agreement. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The move by primary school teachers to reject the proposed new public service agreement will cause concern to the Government and could, in theory, inc(...)

Teachers protest last May to highlight the case for equal pay, in a demonstration organised by the INTO and TUI. File photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Primary school teachers have overwhelmingly rejected the draft public service pay agreement. The result of the ballot by the Irish National Teachers’(...)

Minister for Education  Richard Bruton: various measures taken by the Government meant it had gone about 75 per cent of the way towards restoring pay equality for teachers appointed since 2011. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Primary school teachers are expected to reject the draft public service pay agreement in a ballot due to be completed on Thursday, in what would be a (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:  ignored by the usual “what we have we hold brigade” in the church who see him chiefly as the enemy within. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Were he prone to such things Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin might have indulged in a satisfying “I told you so” when dealing with the i(...)

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane, a member of the PAC, said it appeared that some accounting officers were running colleges as it was the “wild west”. File photograph: Eric Luke

Senior staff in some third-level colleges have been accused of taking a “wild west” approach to the use of taxpayers’ money. The claims were made by (...)

Public accounts committee: the University of Limerick (above), NUI Galway, University College Cork, Dublin Institute of Technology, Waterford Institute of Technology and Cork Institute of Technology all come in for criticism

Serious concerns about the way many third-level colleges spend taxpayers’ money will be set out in a report to be published by the Dáil Committee of P(...)

Catholic school managers say it is “over-prescriptive” to have to set out details of arrangements for students who do not wish to attend religious instruction.

Campaigners are calling for children who “opt out” of religious instruction classes to have their rights properly respected. The issue has emerged as(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton attends  the turning of the sod at the new Maynooth Education Campus, the largest ever single school building project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The largest single school building project in the history of the State has got under way in Maynooth, Co Kildare. A new €30 million school campus pr(...)

Richard Bruton: “There will be an oversight of price monitoring to ensure that there is no gouging of consumers.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People have to change behaviour in the way they deal with household waste, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said. “What we have at the momen(...)

‘Is it now Government policy to attack, in this very sinister way, anybody who criticises anyone in the Government on social media?’ Ruth Coppinger said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A US-based academic Catherine Kelly had “a sinister and chilling experience’’ at an Irish airport last week, Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger claimed in t(...)