Thomas Byrne

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Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unequal pay for teachers is causing a “brain drain” which has the potential to seriously undermine children’s education, trade unions have warned. Th(...)

‘Irish Times’ Arts and Culture Editor Hugh Linehan, Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne, Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly and Irish Times Deputy Political Editor Fiach Kelly during a live podcast at ‘The Irish Times’ building. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin command the support of 80 per cent of the population between them, if polls are to be trusted. But if the three l(...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network said surveys showed difficulties in sourcing substitute teachers for teachers on short-term absences were getting worse. Photograph: PA

Children’s education is now suffering because of growing difficulties finding qualified teachers, school managers have warned. The Oireachtas educat(...)

Liam Buckley: “They’re coming to us as champions and they’ve had a good win the other day, but we’ve had a good pre-season.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Having played likes chumps at times through the early part of last season, beating the champs in October provided a late highlight for a rejuvenated S(...)

Thomas Byrne TD, Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman, says his party will expand enrolment to multi-denominational schools which have been instructed to restrict their student intake. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil has pledged to expand enrolment to multi-denominational schools which have been controversially instructed to restrict their student intak(...)

There has been a drop in the number of students applying for postgraduate courses for second-level teaching. File photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The number of applications for entry to a number of postgraduate courses for second-level teaching looks set to drop this year, latest figures indicat(...)

5 Johnstown House, Glasnevin, Dublin 11: €170,000, DNG Phibsboro

A new local authority mortgage scheme offers the possibility of buying a home for those who haven’t been able to get a mortgage, and for a better inte(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “Only people who should provide addiction services are those who are appropriately qualified and licensed to do so.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Only appropriately qualified and licensed people should provide addiction services, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He was responding to concerns ab(...)

Loreto College’s new school building in  Wexford. It had been due to move its 750 pupils to the new   facility towards the middle of next week. Photo: Loreto College, Wexford.

State authorities say they do not expect any significant delay to the completion of six school building projects following the collapse of a UK constr(...)

Over 5,000 permanent, full-time teachers have been hired since Minister for Education Richard  Bruton was appointed, the department has said. Photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Education has insisted there is no overall problem with teacher supply but has acknowledged there are “pinch points” across key subj(...)

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