Irish teachers abroad: Would you move back to Ireland to work?

Minister for Education is travelling to the UAE to try to tempt Irish teachers home. Will it work?

Why did you leave the Irish education system? Where do you live and work now, and how to pay and conditions compare? Photograph: iStock

Why did you leave the Irish education system? Where do you live and work now, and how to pay and conditions compare? Photograph: iStock

 

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is due to travel to the United Arab Emirates in the coming months to try to convince Irish teachers working in the Middle East to move back to Ireland, in an attempt to address teacher shortages here. This follows a recent trip to China, where the Minister also spoke to Irish teachers there about coming home to work.

The Irish Times would like to hear from Irish teachers working overseas. Why did you leave the Irish education system? Where do you live and work now, and how to pay and conditions compare? What practices and policies could be adopted by the Irish education system to improve conditions for teachers working in Ireland? What would need to change to attract you, or other teachers like you, back to work here? If you have moved back recently, what has been your experience?

Irish teachers abroad: Would you move home?

You can share your views and experiences (max 200 words) using this form, attaching a photograph of yourself too if you have one.

A selection of responses may be published online and/or in print as part of our reporting.

Thank you.

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