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TUI general secretary John MacGabhann speaking at the TUI Annual Congress in Galway today. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Teachers may withdraw from activities previously carried out on a goodwill basis because of demands being made of them by the Government under the (...)


[GREYSQUARE][CROSSHEAD]Sex education in schools[/CROSSHEAD] gives sex ed to 16-25 year olds, including info on threesom(...)

26/03/2013  FEATURES TUI  Gerard Craughwell President of the Teachers Union of Ireland . Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

FRIDAY It’s 5.30am and I leave Castlebar for Dublin as the rain buckets down. Floods are shutting(...)

For a week every year public attention, through the national media, focuses on what teachers have to say. Throughout the rest of the year we la(...)

The Government position on Croke Park II as set out by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin is that all unions will ballot their members individually. Photograph: David Sleator

Trade unions opposed to the new Croke Park agreement are planning a campaign to put pressure on Labour Party TDs to vote against legislation im(...)

 TUI president Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There were no real negotiations involved in reaching the new Croke Park agreement proposals for staff in the public service, the president ofth(...)

It could be a fraught Easter week for Minister for Education  Ruairí Quinn as he makes his rounds. Photograph: Frank Miller

The three teacher unions gather this week for their annual conventions in venues in Galway, Cork and Wexford. Traditionally a (...)

 TUI members protesting outside the Fine Gael ard fheis in Dublin last year. The union’s president Gerard Craughwell has said it would vote against the Croke Park proposals at the meeting of the public services committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI ) have voted overwhelmingly to reject the proposed new Croke Park agreement. The union said(...)

Kate Tierney, a newly qualified teacher, at St Colmcille’s Junior National school, Knocklyon, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Increasing numbers of Irish teachers are employed on a casual basis with no job security, often living on less than the minimum wage. Teacher u(...)

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