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A question on the Roman army, which featured on the higher level classics paper, was quite difficult in comparison to some other topics. Photograph: iStockphoto

A question on the Roman army, which featured on the higher level classics paper, was quite difficult in comparison to some other topics, according to (...)

A question on drones in the Leaving Cert engineering exam allowed students to  focus on social issues surrounding the technology. Photo: iStock

Drones, parking sensors and American football helmets were among the topics featured on this year’s higher level engineering paper. Kenny Donagher, s(...)

The State Examinations Commission is  seeking teachers to fill vacancies for examiners across several subjects ahead of this week’s exams.

The State Examinations Commission is still seeking teachers to fill vacancies for examiners across several subjects just days ahead of the start of th(...)

A two-tier salary structure is one factor encouraging Irish teachers to move abroad for work. Photograph: iStockphote/Getty Images.

Ireland is in the midst of a teacher recruitment crisis. At secondary schools, we don’t have enough Irish, science, maths or European language teacher(...)

ASTI members  picketing Rosmini Community College during a recent industrial dispute.  The union  lost about 2,000 members during a recent dispute. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) may end up paying hundreds of thousands of euro to a rival union following allegations it “poached” more than 1,0(...)

The State Examinations Commission is still seeking qualified teachers to work as examiners across all subjects just six weeks ahead of the start of the Leaving Cert exams.

The State Examinations Commission is still seeking qualified teachers to work as examiners across all subjects just six weeks ahead of the start of th(...)

Delegates attending the ASTI Annual Convention in Cork heard the move to waive penalties for any former members who now wished to rejoin was “a wise decision” and “in our best interests”. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland is to waive penalties against former members who left the union during its controversial campaign of (...)

Speakers at the ASTI annual conference raised concerns about low fees paid to those marking Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Secondary teachers say the integrity of State exams are at risk unless there is a sharp increase in pay rates for marking students’ work. The confere(...)

Delegates display their votes at the ASTI annual convention in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Secondary teachers have stated their “total opposition” to any Leaving Cert reforms involving teachers being forced to assess their own students for S(...)

Kieran Christie, general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, said young teachers are ’leaving the profession in droves’.

A crisis in the supply of teachers in key subjects has “exploded” in schools and has serious implications for the education of children, the country’s(...)

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